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NCIDQ Practice Exam Questions - IDFX
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Your client would like to relocate from an existing ground floor location to several floors in a new building. You have been hired to evaluate the feasibility of the move. Which action should you take FIRST?
A. Interview several employees from each division of the company
B. Determine the usable floor area of each floor of the new building
C. Assess which spaces will make up the core of the building
D. Locate all load-bearing components on each floor
When are three-dimensional studies MOST useful in the design process?
A. In the final contract document presentation
B. During the programming phase
C. As a rough sketch during the schematic stage
D. Throughout the entire design process
You are renovating a healthcare facility for patients with mental and psychological disorders. Based on research on color in healing environments, which of the following is the MOST appropriate wall color choice for the individual patient rooms?
You are field verifying a space to document existing conditions. Which of the following steps is MOST important?
A. Matching the dimensioning system that will be used to develop CADD drawings
B. Establishing a dimension convention prior to commencing site work
C. Indicating field measurements in inches for simplicity
D. Recording clear door width and frames separately
What does the horizontal line in a two-point perspective suggest?
A. A line parallel to the picture plane
B. A sight line projecting from the station point
C. A line perpendicular to the line of projection
D. A line representing eye-level height
What must you determine FIRST before space planning a commercial building's interior?
A. Number of exits and means of egress required
B. Occupancy classification for the building
C. Construction type
D. Maximum occupancy load
The low bidder for a raised flooring contract submits pricing on four product lines that meet specifications. All four products are below budget. The client wants you to use the least expensive product, but you know that it is new to the market and has no performance record. What should you do before making your recommendation?
A. Have the supplier provide references and review them with the client.
B. Have the supplier provide finish samples and review them with the client.
C. Recommend the least expensive product, as the client requested.
D. Review product literature to determine product suitability.
In designing facilities for the widest possible range of users, regardless of mobility, physical ability, size, age, or cognitive skills, what is the underlying principle?
A. Universal design
B. Accessible design
C. Ergonomic Design
D. Anthropometric Design
According to BOMA standards, net area is measured for a tenant suite from the:
A. outside of the exterior wall to the centerline of the opposite interior partition.
B. center of the exterior wall to the inside of the opposite interior partition.
C. dominant inside finished surface of the exterior wall to the centerline of the opposite interior partition.
D. dominant inside finished surface of the exterior wall to the inside of the opposite interior partition.
What is the BEST way to understand a client's corporate culture when developing a program document?
A. Conduct interviews with each user group
B. Distribute a questionnaire to employees
C. Interview the president/CEO
D. Tour the facility with the facility manager
Your firm is currently involved in the design of a convention center that is funded from investors of public and private monies. What means of visual presentation will BEST communicate the conceptual design of the large space to the community involved?
A. Conceptual perspective sketches with scaled working models
B. Conceptual isometric drawings with detailed elevations
C. Conceptual perspective sketches with scaled elevations
D. Conceptual isometric drawings with building sections
Which of the following documents are MOST likely to be included in the design development package?
A. Technical drawings, schedules, and specifications required to price, build, and install the work
B. Any documents required to communicate compliance with applicable codes to local authorities responsible for issuance of permits
C. Technical drawings, images, and samples communicating design intent and client requirements
D. Detailed floor plans, ceiling plans, elevations, sections, design details, millwork drawings, and material samples and specifications
Which is an acceptable allowance for the circulation factor in an open office plan using systems furniture?
Which of the following is the MOST important consideration in planning for a small open office project?
A. Management of overall cost per square foot
B. Specification of appropriate materials and finishes
C. Maintaining ratio between circulation and work area
D. Support of job function and relationships
While conducting a site visit, you notice that the wall color does not match the paint submittal. Who is responsible for the cost of repainting?
A. Interior designer
B. Manufacturer's representative
C. General contractor
D. Painting subcontractor
To determine the proper location of electrical switches and receptacles, what information would be MOST useful?
A. End user interviews
B. Furniture plan
C. Anthropometric data
D. Occupant load
Which of the following sequences lists programming tasks in the order they should be executed?
A. Goal setting, user surveys and organizational profiles, bubble diagrams and matrices, user needs analysis
B. User surveys and organizational profiles, furniture inventory, goal setting, bubble diagrams and matrices
C. Goal setting, user surveys and organizational profiles, user needs analysis, bubble diagrams and matrices
D. Bubble diagrams and matrices, user surveys and organizational profiles, user needs analysis, furniture inventory
During furniture installation, the FF&E vendor notices that a table on the installation drawing was not delivered. What should happen NEXT?
A. The FF&E vendor contacts the manufacturer's courier to confirm the revised delivery schedule.
B. The FF&E vendor reviews the packing lists and purchase order.
C. The designer contacts the manufacturer to send a replacement
D. The designer files a claim against the carrier.
In gathering data, it appears to you that the client's staff has identified needs based more on wishes than on actual requirements. What should you do?
A. Compare input from each department to ensure that requests are realistic.
B. Analyze the data, form conclusions, and adjust the requirements.
C. Form a committee of staff members from concerned departments in order to review and adjust collected data.
D. Ask executive management to review the data gathered and to determine which requests will be met.
At project closeout, what documentation MUST contain the certification of flameproofing for finishes?
A. Maintenance manuals for furnishings and finishes
B. Guarantees or warranties for furnishings and finishes
C. Record documents for finish applications and furniture installations
D. Certificates of completion for finish applications and furniture installations
Which of the following is MOST important to include when preparing documents for the schematic presentation to the client?
A. Zoning diagrams
B. Stacking diagrams
C. Blocking plans
D. Floor plans
What programming diagram is BEST for analyzing spatial and adjacency relationships between multiple floors?
A. Block plan
C. Organizational chart
When beginning a schematic floor plan for an existing building, what is the MOST effective sequence of spaces to add to the plan?
A. Building core, largest spaces, general circulation, public spaces, then other room allocations
B. Building core, public spaces, largest spaces, other room allocations, then general circulation
C. Public spaces, general circulation, largest spaces, other room allocations, then building core
D. Largest spaces, other room allocations, general circulation, public spaces, then building core
What is typically shown in an interior designer's reflected ceiling plan?
A. Full-height partitions, columns, luminaires, and circuiting
B. Ceiling grid, circuiting, luminaires, and full-height partitions
C. Luminaires, ceiling grid, columns, and circuiting
D. Ceiling grid, full-height partitions, luminaires, and columns
What is the PRIMARY reason to examine floor plans of similar project types during the programming phase?
A. To compare workstation standards
B. To reduce costs associated with preliminary plans
C. To use as examples in client presentations
D. To assess options for space planning
What environmental problem can an interior designer minimize by specifying an inner-lined drapery over a south-facing window wall?
A. Volatile organic compounds
B. Heat transmission
C. Biological allergens
What must be established FIRST in a preliminary code check?
A. Occupancy classification
B. Occupant load
C. Construction type
D. Allowable area
Your client wishes to renovate an older house into a childcare facility. You are concerned about the presence of lead paint. What should you do FIRST?
A. Investigate costs to have the paint removed.
B. Locate a qualified consultant to test for lead content.
C. Specify a new layer of drywall to cover existing paint.
D. Consult building inspector regarding remediation plan.
What should an elevation drawing of library bookshelves show?
A. Unit depth and sprinkler clearance
B. Unit height and shelf spacing
C. Unit height and seismic restraint system
D. Unit width and shelving support system
Which measurement is an acceptable height for a barrier-free shower seat?
D. 20 in
What exhibits should you have ready to discuss with your client when preparing for a design development presentation?
A. Preliminary floor plan, reflected ceiling plan, proposed construction materials, and typical furniture locations
B. Preliminary floor plan, furniture recommendations, millwork sections, and reflected ceiling plan
C. Reflected ceiling plan, preliminary power and communications plan, wall sections, and finish plan
D. Reflected ceiling plan, wall sections, proposed construction materials, and a door and hardware schedule
You are working on a high-rise project with energy conservation requirements. How might building systems be coordinated to increase the efficiency of the lighting design while maintaining flexibility?
A. Use an exhaust plenum with air passing above the fixtures.
B. Specify magnetic ballasts in all fluorescent fixtures.
C. Use low-emittance coated glazing in the curtain wall.
D. Specify daylight sensors for light fixtures at exterior walls.
A product specification identifies the manufacturer's name and model number but does not indicate an allowance for an "or equal" product. What is the term for this type of specification?
Your project is in the schematic design phase, and you need your client's preliminary approval of the space plan. What is the MOST effective way to present the space plan to your client?
A. Sketches with a written outline of the space plan options e-mailed to the client for comment
B. Stacking diagrams, bubble diagrams, and adjacency matrices with written explanations
C. Rough plans that can be sketched over and marked up as you discuss the plan options with the client
D. Construction drawings that show finish and millwork details
In a presentation to a client during the schematic design phase, what method of communication would help the client achieve a clear understanding of the design intent?
A. Perspective Sketches
B. Finish samples
C. Orthographic drawings
D. Written design concept
You are presenting the preliminary design and design concept of an office space to your client. What information should you present?
A. Preliminary floor plan, orthographic drawings, and rendered perspectives
B. Bubble diagrams, preliminary floor plan, and conceptual sketches
C. Dimensioned floor plan, orthographic drawings, and sample boards
D. Bubble diagrams, conceptual sketches, and sample boards
You are requested to make a preliminary presentation to your clients for their proposed medical offices. What should be included in the initial presentation?
A. Conceptual floor plan(s), finish materials, furniture and upholstery selections, and project budget
B. Conceptual floor plan(s), finish materials, millwork drawings, and project budget
C. Architectural plan(s), fabrics and finishes, recommended purchase orders, and millwork drawings
D. Architectural plan(s), fabrics and finishes, telecommunications/electrical plans, and recommended purchase orders
Ninety percent (90%) of your client's employees work off-site. How would you determine the programming requirements at the headquarters facility to BEST integrate the needs of the off-site employees when they visit the headquarters?
A. Review questionnaires completed by off-site staff and department heads.
B. Interview department heads and offsite staff and conduct a site visit.
C. Interview the CEO and headquarters staff, and conduct a site visit.
D. Interview the CEO, facilities department, and department heads.
What type of carpet construction has no separate primary backing?
D. Fusion Bonded
What should you provide as part of a successful schematic presentation?
A. Product specifications
B. Written budget
C. Rendered perspectives
D. Design options
At what stage would you conduct a building analysis for an existing multistory structure that is to be renovated and converted from office use to school use?
B. Master planning
C. Code analysis
When are you MOST likely to present a security desk plan and isometric sketch to a client?
A. During the final programming presentation meeting with the client
B. During the schematic design presentation meeting with the client
C. At the design development client sign-off
D. During shop drawing review
Moisture-resistant gypsum board is MOST appropriate when installed:
A. over vapor barriers.
B. in humid and wet areas.
C. in sprinklered spaces.
D. in antibacterial spaces.
Which documents are used to explain preliminary design recommendations and allow you to proceed to the design development phase of the project?
A. Furniture layouts
B. Millwork details
C. Working drawings
D. Adjacency diagrams
You are increasing the door width from 3'-0" [900 mm] to 5'-0" [1500 mm]. What framing member should also increase in size?
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