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This week you'll study the NCIDQ Restroom Drawing. The Restroom Drawing is the easiest of the Practicum and you'll use the same skills and accessibility codes in the Space Planning problem, too. This drawing is in part B and worth 9% of your NCIDQ Practicum grade. Discuss what you've learned with the rest of the members in the private study group. Be sure to attend upcoming Office Hours with any questions.
IDFX 1. Programming and Site Analysis 15 Items – 15% For example: Research methods (interviewing, surveying, case studies, benchmarking/precedent) Analysis tools (e.g., spreadsheets, site photographs, matrices, bubble diagrams) Project context (e.g., space use, culture, client preference) Site context (e.g., location, views, solar orientation) Existing conditions Sustainable attributes (e.g., indoor air quality, energy conservation, renewable resources)
Join us for our first live Office Hours of the season where we go over all about the NCIDQ IDFX, IDPX, and the Practicum, how to use Qpractice, the study group, all about drawing reviews and more.
IDPX 2. Codes and Standards 27 Items – 18% For example: Universal/accessible design Life safety (e.g., egress, fire separation) Zoning and building use Environmental regulations (e.g., indoor air quality, energy conservation, renewable resources, water conservation) Square footage standards (e.g., code, BOMA, lease)
Learn to divide it up and to do it fast! Get your solutions ready for this Office Hours. Combine the skills you use on this drawing with the restroom drawing, and you can apply it to space planning. Egress is in Part B and worth 18% of your NCIDQ Practicum grade. Discuss what you've learned with the rest of the members in the private study group. Be sure to attend upcoming Office Hours with any questions.
IDFX 2. Human Behavior and the Designed Environment 10 Items – 10% For example: Influences (environmental, social, psychological, cultural, aesthetic, global) Human factors (e.g., ergonomics, anthropometrics, proxemics) Sensory considerations (e.g., acoustics, lighting, visual stimuli, color theory, scent, tactile) Universal Design Special population considerations (e.g., Aging in Place, pediatric, special needs)
Join our NCIDQ study group for live Office Hours: NCIDQ Practicum Restroom Design Meetings will run 1- 2 hours.