A giant mirror weighing 250 pounds or more fell on diners having breakfast at a Manhattan cafe, Balthazar. The mirror struck a French politician on the head. He valiantly hoisted the mirror off unsuspecting diners until others rushed to help him. He was taken to the hospital and later released, sore but not hurt.
The NCIDQ Interior Design Professional Examination (IDPX)
The Interior Design Professional Exam (IDFX) for 2021 tests your knowledge of:
- Project Assessment and Sustainability 15%
- Project Process, Roles, and Coordination 15%
- Professional Business Practices 10%
- Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, and Regulations 20%
- Integration with Building Systems and Construction 15%
- Integration of Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment 10%
- Contract Administration 15%
Here is an example of some of the content topics that are part of the IDPX Knowledge Areas:
The Life Safety theme persists throughout the Practicum and the Multiple Choice Exams for a good reason. It’s purpose serves beyond your NCIDQ Exam preparation and could possibly be a life saver. Find out why.
Contract administration is a bit like juggling and an important part of every interior design project. It’s important to keep the project in balance and constant forward motion.
Interior designers need to communicate their ideas to their client and construction crew. Your knowledge of construction documents is key to your success not only as a designer but also passing the NCIDQ Exam.
FF&E is an extensive subject. Making the initial selections is just the tip of the iceberg. Selecting FF&E also involves a lot of technical and legal issues, such as flammability and code requirements.
Growing your knowledge of building systems and construction is key to passing the NCIDQ Exam. It helps set you apart as a professional interior designer. Even if your focus is on interior decoration, it’s likely that a good part of your work will still depend upon integration with building systems.
A project manager is like a ship’s captain, steering the entire project and keeping it on course until it reaches its final destination. The most crucial member of a project, a project manager coordinates the entire project, from start to finish.
It involves so many details that you may feel like you’re drowning. Qpractice can help keep you afloat while studying for the project management area of the IPDX Exam.
The key to understanding lighting for each section of the NCIDQ Exam — IDFX, IDPX, or Practicum — is to know the different lighting systems. Know why one type of lighting may be better than another for a specific purpose, one environment or for certain people using a space.
Did you know that orange light may help you concentrate? Or that bright light can make you crave spicier hot wings?
Lighting design isn’t just about aesthetics anymore; it’s affecting us in ways we may not have even realized…
We’ve all heard of green design as another term for sustainable design. Sustainable design seeks to meet the design requirements of a project while minimizing the environmental impact, while improving human health and well being. Sustainability is a component of both the IDFX and IDPX Exams.
In interior design, programming is like detective work. It’s the process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it with design.
The science of acoustics deals with sound in the built environment. Interior designers need to understand and be able to apply these basics for the NCIDQ Exam, on all three NCIDQ Exams.