Universal Design is designing spaces and products so they can be used by everyone. It satisfies the needs of the disabled, able-bodied, the young and old while avoiding segregating any particular group of people.read more…
Codes and Standards
A competent interior designer must have a working knowledge of many codes and standards. These standards include those relating to life safety, accessibility and environmental regulations.
Interior designers must also comprehend the myriad of standards to do with zoning, building use, and calculating tenant spaces.
You'll answer 27 questions worth 18% on the exam. Study:
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)
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.read more…
Codes and Standards are an important part of the IDPX Exam, this section is one of the higher weighted sections of the test, with 27 scored items at 18% of the exam. Get an overview of what you need to know here.read more…