A quick concept sketch. A parti diagram is a rough drawing, doodle, or diagram used early in the schematic design process to represent a design concept. The classic “napkin sketch”. Note that a design parti, is not necessarily a diagram. The word is from the French phrase parti pris, meaning to make a decision. A Pinterest board use to […]
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - P
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
A specification that calls out required results that must be achieved by a material or product. This type of open specification call out particular goals or performance criteria, but allows the manufacturer or general contractor some leeway on implementation. The methods by which to achieve these goals is left up to the contractor. Interior designers […]
The process of taking measurements and scaling dimensions from photographs using associated photogrammetry software.
In a commercial building the plenum is the space between the dropped ceiling and the structural ceiling or floor above. It can contain lighting housings, wiring or cables, HVAC ducting, and sprinkler systems. On the NCIDQ Exam, you’ll need to work with this on the Systems Integration problem for the practicum, to ensure that there is […]
Plumbing traps are designed to catch and hold a small quantity of water to provide a seal that prevents gases from the sewer system from entering the building. No, this is not a plumbing trap:)