Interior Design Reference Manual and eTextbook

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Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 656
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Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

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    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425, owns Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics.



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    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Edition

    The Interior Design Reference Manual (IDRM6) offers complete review for all three divisions of the NCIDQ® Certification exam. This book works in conjunction with division specific practice exams to help you pass every division the first time.

    The Interior Design Reference Manual features include:

    • complete coverage of content areas for every division of the NCIDQ® Exam

    • updated for the IBC 2015 changes included in the exam

    • an updated study schedule to keep your studies on track

    • over 200 figures in SI and U.S. measurements to illustrate design details

    • study guidelines, exam tips, and tables to support exam preparation

    • a downloadable study schedule to organize study priorities

    Topics Covered

    • Design Concepts and Programming

    • Design Constraints

    • Building Systems and Construction

    • Research, Analysis, and Selection of Products and Details

    • Communication and Documentation

    • Project and Business Management

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 31)

    It worked... I PASSED!!! Review by Amazon Customer
    Needs to be updated to the new Fall 2017 version of the PRAC exam, but otherwise very very helpful! I used solely this textbook, studied about 30 min-1 hour per weekday, usually more on the weekends, for 3 months and passed all three exams (Fall 2017) on my first attempt. I think I ended up reading through the book about 3 times through the course of studying. The book has the material broken down by what will be on each exam so I first read through the book completely and then focused on what I needed to study for each exam. I spaced my exams out 1 week in between each so I had time to study for each exam separately. There are a lot of books and study materials for the exams that are really expensive, on top of how expensive the actual exams are. I opted to use just this book and was nervous that it wouldn't be enough... but it turned out it was! I read some other reviews of this book stating that the material gets repeated in different chapters. I noticed that slightly, but it seemed to be in different context and I think it's helpful for studying to have the same things explained in different ways. (Posted on 2/8/2018)

    Good Review Book for NCIDQ Review by Customer
    This book was required for the NCIDQ Study course (6 weeks) I took after finishing interior design school. As a new graduate, I am able to take the IDFX section right after graduation. I will be required to get work experience prior to taking the other two portions of the exam. This book was great for going over various components of the IDFX (Fundamentals) exam. This book was a great review of what I learned in school. It also was a refresher of what I had forgotten from school. Overall, this was a great book. The reason I did not give it a 5 was that the practice tests given in the class had a few questions with answers that seemed contradictory or were sometimes wrong enough our instructor said she would contact NCIDQ for clarification.

    I would definitely recommend this book for studying for the NCIDQ or for refreshing your knowledge of what you learned in interior design school.
    (Posted on 4/28/2017)

    Great Interior Design Reference Manual Review by Customer
    Great book to have in your Interior Design reference library. It's a great study guide! (Posted on 10/22/2015)