NCIDQ Chapter 4

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Ch. 4 Space Planning: short answer and multiple choice


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  • 1. 
    This is the floor plan drawing of the existing space within which the new design will be placed. 
  • 2. 
    These are the buildings unique characteristics that can be incorporated into the designer's planning. 
  • 3. 
    These are the locations of columns and load bearing walls and are often one of the most troublesome existing factors for interior design. 
  • 4. 
    These consist of a series of spaces or rooms that are placed in a single line. 
  • 5. 
    These have tow or more major linear segments about which spaces or rooms are placed. 
  • 6. 
    This consists of two sets of spaced elements. 
  • 7. 
    These are based on one space or point about which secondary elements are placed. 
  • 8. 
    This is the simplest and one of the most flexible circulation path patterns because spaces are laid out along a straight path that connects two major elements at the ends. 
  • 9. 
    This layout makes a complete loop. 
  • 10. 
    This layout is oriented on one major space with paths extending from this central area. 
  • 11. 
    What is the minimum width an exit door should be? 
  • 12. 
    Doors should not encroach more than how many inches into the exit space when fully opened?
  • 13. 
    What is the minimum corridor exit width for a residential property? 
  • 14. 
    What is the minimum corridor exit width for a commercial property? 
  • 15. 
    This is a horizontal surface placed above eye level that reflects direct daylight onto the ceiling while shading the lower portions of the window and the interior of the room. 
  • 16. 
    This is expressed as a percentage and is the ratio of the indoor illuminance at a point on a horizontal surface to the unobstructed exterior horizontal illuminance. 
  • 17. 
    Which of the following drawings would be most needed to begin space planning in an existing building?
    • A. 

      Base plan

    • B. 

      Circulation plan

    • C. 

      Exiting plan

    • D. 

      Reflective ceiling plan

  • 18. 
    For a restaurant in an old building undergoing remodeling, what would have the most influence over the planning of the dining area?
    • A. 

      Existing structural columns and walls

    • B. 

      Dimensions of the building

    • C. 

      Locations of existing plumbing

    • D. 

      Decorative millwork and existing ornate lighting fixtures

  • 19. 
    Planning an interior in a building with an atrium would suggest which of the following organizational concepts?
    • A. 

      Axial

    • B. 

      Grid

    • C. 

      Radial

    • D. 

      Centralized

  • 20. 
    In determining required space for a hospital nurses' station, which is the most important factor? 
    • A. 

      Patient files and number of patient contacts

    • B. 

      Work surface and storage

    • C. 

      Movable carts and space for writing reports

    • D. 

      Electrical requirements and communication equipment

  • 21. 
    The LEAST important consideration in planning exit corridors is 
    • A. 

      Making sure dead ends do not exceed 20 ft

    • B. 

      Providing at least two exits from rooms where they are required

    • C. 

      Maintaining a minimum width as required by the occupancy type

    • D. 

      Having the corridors empty into approved exitways or stairways

  • 22. 
    The most efficient type of circulation systems for the majority of planning problems is a 
    • A. 

      Radial system

    • B. 

      Single-loaded corridor

    • C. 

      Double-loaded corridor

    • D. 

      Grid system

  • 23. 
    The most effective design strategy an interior designer can use to maximize daylighting involves 
    • A. 

      Changing the type of glazing

    • B. 

      Increasing the head height of glazing

    • C. 

      Installing a light shelf

    • D. 

      Specifying a high-reflective paint

  • 24. 
    LEED credit is only available when
    • A. 

      Areas for recyclables are provided

    • B. 

      Bicycle storage is provided

    • C. 

      Existing partitions are used

    • D. 

      Recycled ceiling tile is used