This exam is prepared by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
They offer an examination of interior designers regarding a demonstration of the minimum level of skill and knowledge needed to practice interior design.
Interior Design Practice Exam
The flame resistance
The light refraction
The acoustical quality
The structural limit
Shape of the room
X = Sliding Panel, O = Stationary panel when viewed from the outside.
X = Sliding Panel, O = Stationary panel when viewed from the inside.
Setting tile in an adhesive made from cement, fine sand and other chemicals that are not typically greater than 3/16th “ thick.
Tile that is set in a mortar base that is 3/4” to 1” thick.
Tile that is set with organic mastic over green board.
Setting tile in a mud bed over a thin plywood base.
Building tunnels, exit halls, balconies, roof access panels.
Exit doors, elevators, exits through large rooms, vertical exits, hallways.
Exterior exit doors, exit stairs, exit ramps, exit passageways, horizontal exits.
Exit doors, windows, vertical passages, ramps, corridors.
Homeostatic Chroma Meter
To supply electricity to the fixture
To provide rapid start
To internal link to combine fixtures
To start voltage and operate current
28" x 30"
36" x 36"
30" x 30"
30" x 60"
Cross Handles - Standard Valves
Lever Handle - Pressure Balance Control Valves
Round Handles - Thermostatic Mixing Valves
Knob Handle - Standard Valves
36" x 66"
30" x 60"
32" x 58"
29" x 58"
A dry chemical extinguishing system
Piping and valves for use as a fire protection system
A secondary fire-suppression system
A standby alarm system
It is commonly used today
It has studs which are two stories in height
It has second-floor joists supported by a ribbon
All of the above
a & b
a & d
b & d
b & d
the nonstructural material that lays under the flooring as a vapor bearer to the outside elements.
the drywall layer underneath vinyl flooring so there is a smooth finish to work with.
the structural material that spans across floor joists, and a base for finished flooring.
the cushion layer for carpeting when it’s laid over concrete.
a & d
b & c
b & c
a & c
a & d
c & d
4 feet wide by 12 feet long
5 feet wide by 10 feet long
4 feet wide by 8 feet long
3 feet wide by 6 feet long
Panels that are directly glued to the ceiling for texture.
A series of soffits that surround a room.
A finished ceiling hung from the overhead by a series of wires.
A series of beams and panels that make up a ceiling system.
Grade the lot so the land slopes toward the house
Use wide roof overhangs
Connect downspouts to footing drains
Grade the lot so the drainage is away from the house
The foundation layer of a building in high rise construction.
The settling factor of a building after the construction process is complete.
The structural load of a building that can handle all weather conditions.
The external finish covering the base material on a wall.
High water table
The ambient temperature of the footings at the time of installation
The weight of the foundation
The distance of the ground to the rock surface below
The depth of the frost line
In order to provide nailing access to the wood backing.
In order to provide strength to the wall.
In order to serve for aesthetic purposes only.
In order to control cracks in the wall.
Wood Frame Construction
Structural Steel Construction
3 ½ inches
4 ½ inches
Heat-treated nonflammable materials
Wood frame materials
Approved noncombustible materials
6, 10 or 12 inches on center
8, 12 or 18 inches on center
12, 16 or 24 inches on center
10, 12 or 14 inches on center
A wall that contains a door or a window in its construction.
Refers to a structural part that does not carry a load.
A wall that cannot be moved or altered.
A wall that supports a floor and ceiling.
Involves the evaluation of the opinions of the people that use the building and how well the building matches the user’s needs. It identifies ways to improve performance and building design.
It is typically conducted within the first three months for the contract to fix any problems that may arise after moving in.
It is the evaluation of the architect, designer, sub-contractors and contractor, on how the project performed.
Focuses only on the structure of a building and how it is settling and normally not the interior finishes.
Bill of Lading
They should issue a change order
They should issue an addendum
They should issue an alternative specification form
They should issue a condition change form
Cost performance index