Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, Print (Paperback)



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ISBN: 978-1-59126-427-9
Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 656
Format: Paperback
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, Print (Paperback), 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

    Click here to view PPI’s self-study bundle.



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    Customer Reviews (View All - 8)

    starsGood reference, must-have for NCIDQ Review by Customer
    OK Let's get this straight right out of the gate: I HATE that textbooks are so expensive. This one too.

    Now that's out of the way: so far this book is telling me everything I've needed to pass the NCIDQ. I've done the IDFX so far and am studying for the other two currently, and after seeing how the IDFX went I'm pretty confident that this will help with the other two. This book is designed for the NCIDQ. It does give tips on how to take the tests as well.

    There are typos, and sections that aren't explained very clearly. Some bits of information seem to contradict each other but that's most often because the descriptions have very subtle differences that take some dissecting. Even with that, this book is informative enough that I know I'll be referencing it for years after the tests have passed. (Posted on 6/2/2017)

    Five Stars Review by Customer
    One book that covers everthing an interior designer needs. (Posted on 5/7/2015)