Interior design reference manual : everything you need to know to pass the NCIDQ exam / David Kent Ballast
Book | Professional Publications | 2013 | 6th ed.
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (NK 2116.5 B3.5 2013)

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Edition
6th ed.
Description
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
INTRODUCTION
How to Use This Book -- Using This Book Instruct -- About the NCIDQ Exam -- About the Council and the NCIDQ Certificate -- How to Register for the Exam -- Taking the NCIDQ Exam -- What to Do After the Exam
HOW SI UNITS ARE USED IN THIS BOOK
CODES AND REFERENCES USED IN THIS BOOK
Codes and Standards -- References
RECOMMENDED READING
TOPIC 1: DESIGN CONCEPTS AND PROGRAMMING
1. DEVELOPING DESIGN CONCEPTS
Design Theory -- Social and Cultural Influences -- Psychological and Social Influences
2. ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
Form -- Scale -- Color -- Texture -- Pattern -- Light
3. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
Balance -- Harmony and Unity -- Rhythm -- Emphasis and Focus -- Contrast and Variety -- Proportion
4. PROGRAMMING
The Programming Process -- Human Factors -- Information Gathering
5. SITE ANALYSIS
Due Diligence Site Investigation -- Sustainable Design
6. INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS
Program Analysis -- Design Concepts -- Components of a Design Concept -- Determining and Representing Space Relationships -- Space Planning -- Format of Preliminary Design Drawings
TOPIC 2: DESIGN CONSTRAINTS
7. BUILDING REGULATIONS AND CODES
Building Regulations -- Testing and Meterial Standards -- Fire-Resistive Standards -- Classification Based on Occupancy -- Classification Based on Construction Type -- Fire Detection and Suppression -- Other Requirements -- Fireplaces -- Definitions
8. MEANS OF EGRESS
The Egress System -- Occupant Load -- Required Number of Exits -- Arrangement and Width of Exits -- Corridors -- Doors -- Stairways -- Residential Exiting -- Permitting and Contracting Processes -- Definitions
9. BARRIER-FREE DESIGN
Accessible Routes -- Doorways -- Plumbing Fixtures and Toilet Rooms -- Floor Surfaces -- Ramps and Stairs -- Protruding Objects -- Detectable Warnings -- Signage and Alarms -- Telephones -- Elevators -- Seating
10. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Building Ratng Systems -- Product Certification -- Materials -- Energy Efficiency -- Indoor Air Quality -- Indoor Air Quality Standards -- Hazardous Material Mitigation -- Recycling and Reuse -- Regulations and Industry Standards Related to Sustainability -- Definitions
TOPIC 3: BUILDING SYSTEMS AND CONSTRUCTION
11. INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION
Paritions -- Doors and Interior Glass -- Ceilings -- Ornamental Metals -- Finish Carpentry -- Stairs
12. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Types of Structural Systems -- Loads on Buildings -- Building Movement -- Floor Penetrations -- Fire-Resistance Ratings -- Residential and Small Commercial Structural Systems -- Graphic Representation of Structural Elements -- Definitions
13. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
HVAC -- Electrical -- Plumbing -- Fire Protection and Life Safety -- Security -- Definitons
14. ACOUSTICS
Fundamentals of Sound -- Sound Transmission -- Sound Absorption -- Sound Control
15. LIGHTING
Definitions -- Light Sources -- Lighting Types -- Lighting Design
16. FINISHES
Flooring -- Wall Finishes -- Window Treatments -- Fabric Quantity Calculations
17. ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK
Lumber and Veneers for Architectural Woodwork -- Types of Solid-Stock Lumber Cutting -- Types of Veneer Cuts -- Joinery Details -- Cabinetwork -- Paneling -- Laminates -- Standing and Running Trim -- Moisture Content and Shrinkage -- Millwork Finishes -- Solid Surfacing -- Quartz Surfacing -- Fire Ratings of Architectural Woodwork -- Ecological Concerns
TOPIC 4: RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND SELECTION OF PRODUCTS AND DETAILS
18. COST ESTIMATING AND BUDGETING
Cost Influences -- Other Costs -- Methods of Estimating -- Cost Information -- Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
19. SOURCING AND RESEARCHING MANUFACTURERS' INFORMATION FOR FF&E
How to Research -- FF&E Research Needs -- Information Sources
20. SELECTION OF MATERIALS, FINISHES, AND FURNISHING
Material and Finish Selection -- Selection of Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment -- Selection of Furniture Fabrics -- Selecting Fabrics -- Standards
21. EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS AND DETAILS
Reviewing Design Details
TOPIC 5: COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION
22. COMMUNICATION METHODS
Scale -- Orthographic Drawings -- Axonometric Drawings -- Oblique Drawings -- Perspective Drawings -- Models -- Communicating the Program -- Client Presentation -- Communicationg Recommendations for Materials and Furnishings
23.MEASUREMENT AND DRAFTING
Methods of Field Measuring and Recording -- Determining Total Required Area -- Drafting of Construction Drawings -- Coordination with the Consultant's Drawings -- Reference Systems -- Drawing Symbols -- Building Information Modeling
24. CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Organization of Construction Drawings -- Contents of Construction Drawings
25. CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
Organization of the Project Manual -- Types of Specifications -- Organization of the Technical Sections -- Specification Writing Guidelines -- Coordination with the Construction Drawings
26. FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS DOCUMENTS AND PROCUREMENT
Furniture Drawings -- Furniture and Furnishings Standards -- Furniture Specifications -- Coordination with Industry
TOPIC 6: PROJECT AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
27. OWNER-DESIGNER AGREEMENTS
Basic Elements of a Contract -- Scope of Basic Interior Design Services -- Additional Services -- Owner's Responsibilities -- Project Cost -- Professional Fees -- Post-Occupancy Evaluations
28. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management Resposibilities -- Scheduling -- Coordination -- Follow-Up
29. PRE-DESIGN
Pre-Design Work
30. BIDDING AND NEGOTIATION OF CONTRACTS
Bidding Procedures -- Bidding Documents -- Cost Control -- Negotiation
31. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
Contract Administration -- Project Closeout
32. CONSTRUCTION AND FF&E CONTRACTS
Methods of Completing Interior Design Projects -- Owner-Vendor Agreement -- Owner-Contractor Agreement -- General Conditions of the Contract for Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment -- General Coordinations of the Contract for Construction -- Supplementary Conditions of the Construction -- Supplementary Conditions of the Contract
33. INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS PRACTICES
Business Structures -- Insurance -- Financial Management -- Business Issues -- Legal Issues -- Business Development -- Trade Sources -- Professional Ethics
Summary
"Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ content areas to help you pass the computer-based NCIDQ Examination IDFX, IDPX, as well as the Practicum."--Publisher's website.
185.00 INT DES (10-304-1)
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