Net Area is sometimes called net assignable area, or the area of each programmed space. It is the space a client needs for their specific program functions like offices, work rooms or conference rooms. It does not include the space needed for circulation, partitions or building amenities, like restrooms. Net area excludes circulation, like corridors, and incidental […]
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - N
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association reduces fire hazards by writing codes and standards regarding flammability and fire safety. NFPA codes are important to understand for specifications, especially fabric and furniture flame retardants. View all NFPA codes for free here
The Noise Reduction Coefficient NRC measures the ability of a material to absorb sound. An NRC value of 0.2 is considered reflective, and a value greater than 0.2 is considered sound absorbing. NRC is typically used to measure sound absorption for floors, ceilings and wall assemblies. Read more about acoustics in Building Systems and Construction.