NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review

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NCIDQ - Multiple Choice Review

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  • 1. 
    Programming is an aspect of helping to define project goals and realizing solutions.  Which of the following activities is a part of programming?
    • A. 

      Uncovering concepts and choosing project associates

    • B. 

      Stating problems and choosing furnishings

    • C. 

      Establishing goals and stating problems

    • D. 

      Conducting research and blocking out furniture arrangements

  • 2. 
    Research is an important aspect of programming.  Research involves:
    • A. 

      Surveys, questionnaires, observation, furniture placement

    • B. 

      Observation, interviews, comparison shopping, material selection

    • C. 

      Interviews, surveys, questionnaires, background reading, observation

    • D. 

      Background reading, room mock-ups, surveys, observation, focus groups

  • 3. 
    Universal design is defined as "design for all people".  The underlying principles of universal design include:
    • A. 

      Safety, aesthetics, supportive.

    • B. 

      Supportive, adaptable, accessible

    • C. 

      Accessibility, aesthetics, affordability

    • D. 

      Accessibility, cost effectiveness, adaptability

  • 4. 
    Including all of the following, EXCEPT ___, can facilitate a healthy and safe working environment:
    • A. 

      An environment that meets existing health and safety standards

    • B. 

      An environment where seating is chosen for individual comfort and use

    • C. 

      An environment that allows individual climate, acoustic, light and air controls

    • D. 

      An environment where the furnishings layout provides ease of use

  • 5. 
    There are a number of considerations that are important in designing a safe and accessible residential bathroom.  Which of the following is NOT a consideration?
    • A. 

      There should be at least 21" of clear walkway in front of a lavatory

    • B. 

      Ground fault circuit interrupters must be specified on all receptacles

    • C. 

      A mechanical ventilation system must be provided

    • D. 

      The minimum clearance from the center of the toilet to any obstruction is 20"

  • 6. 
    What combination of combustible and non-combustible trim and decoations are permissible in occupancies A, E, I, R-1, and R-2?
    • A. 

      Noncombustible 10%, combustible 5%

    • B. 

      Noncombustible 10%, combustible 15%

    • C. 

      Noncombustible 20%, combustible 20%

    • D. 

      Noncombustible 10%, combustible 30%

  • 7. 
    Which of the following wall and partition assemblies is INCORRECT with respect to the indicated fire rating?
    • A. 

      Wood 2x4 studs, 1/2" gypsum plaster on 3/8" Type X gypsum lath each side, 5-1/4" face-to-face thickness = 1-hour fire resistance rating

    • B. 

      Noncombustible metal studs, two layers of 1/2" Type X gypsum lath each side, 3 5/8" face-to-face thickness = 2 hour fire resistance

    • C. 

      Noncombustible metal studs, 5/8" gypsum plaster on metal lath each side, 4-3/4" face-to-face thickness = 2 hour fire resistance rating

    • D. 

      Wood 2x4 studs, 5/8" Type X gypsum wallboard each side, 4-3/4" face-to-face thickness = 1 hour fire resistance rating

  • 8. 
    Safety glass is required in which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Glazing in swinging doors, storm doors, or when the bottom edge of the pane is less than 18" above the floor

    • B. 

      Glazing in showers and bathtubs or when the pane is greater than 8 sf

    • C. 

      Glazing adjacent to a pool that is less than 48" from the pool

    • D. 

      Glazing in unframed swinging doors or when the pane is greater than 6 sf

  • 9. 
    During the design development phase of a project, the design firm will:
    • A. 

      Inventory existing furniture to clarify furniture needs.

    • B. 

      Develop preliminary furniture plans

    • C. 

      Meet with executives to determine personal preferences

    • D. 

      Prepare written bid specifications.

  • 10. 
    Design Development includes:
    • A. 

      Schematics, construction drawings and final cost estimates.

    • B. 

      List of contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers

    • C. 

      Drawings, color boards, samples, and furniture selection

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    During the Design Development phase of a project, the designer will
    • A. 

      Measure the job site to obtain necessary dimensions of the site

    • B. 

      Ascertain potential building codes that might affect the project.

    • C. 

      Finalize a budget of expected costs for all construction and furnishings.

    • D. 

      Make preliminary space plans of project spaces.

  • 12. 
    In the following drawing, what are the dimensions required for A and B?
    • A. 

      A=60", B=48"

    • B. 

      A=60", B=42"

    • C. 

      A=54", B=48"

    • D. 

      A=48", B=60"

  • 13. 
    In the drawing shown, what are the dimensions of A and B?
    • A. 

      A=60", B=18"

    • B. 

      A=42", B=18"

    • C. 

      A=60", B=24"

    • D. 

      A=42", B=24"

  • 14. 
    What are the required dimensions for lavatory clearance that are indicated as A,B,C?
    • A. 

      A=9", B=8", C=30"

    • B. 

      A=8", B=8", C=27"

    • C. 

      A=8", B=9", C=28"

    • D. 

      A=6", B=12", C=27"

  • 15. 
    What are the requried dimensions in the diagonal and side transfer approach toilet stalls?
    • A. 

      A=18-30", B=18", C=36", D=18"

    • B. 

      A=36", B=18", C=42", D=18"

    • C. 

      A=18-30", B=18", C=48", D=18"

    • D. 

      A=18-30", B=18", C=42", D=18"

  • 16. 
    Which of the following groups of woods is classified as a hard, closed pore wood?
    • A. 

      Basswood, maple, birch, cherry

    • B. 

      Ash, cottonwood, alder, oak

    • C. 

      Teak, alder, walnut, elm

    • D. 

      Chestnut, beech, birch, mahogany

  • 17. 
    Which of the following brick patterns is called a Flemish bond?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 18. 
    Which of the following door/drawer sections is termed, "reveal overlay"?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 19. 
    This guideline for restaurant counters or bars is written to benefit individuals with disabilities.  What should the height of the 60" long counter be?5.2  Counters and Bars.  Where food or drink is served at counters exceeding 34 in.  (865 mm) in height for consumption by customers seated on stools or standing at the counter, a portion of the main counter which is 60 in. (1525 mm) in length minimum shall be provided in compliance with 4.32 or service shall be available at accessible tables within the same area.
    • A. 

      28"-32"

    • B. 

      26"-34"

    • C. 

      28"-34"

    • D. 

      30"-34"

  • 20. 
    Interior designers are relieved of design programming responsibilities when:
    • A. 

      In-house facilities management staff perform these functions prior to the start of the design project.

    • B. 

      The client indicates that, in their opinion, programming is an unnecessary aspect of interior design services.

    • C. 

      The client's computer staff has programmed the project.

    • D. 

      The general contractor agrees to take on that portion of the work.

  • 21. 
    Programming can be a relatively simple and easy task for the interior designer when:
    • A. 

      The client believes that the programming phase is unnecessary.

    • B. 

      The client's in-house facilities management staff has performed a thorough data gathering and spatial analysis study.

    • C. 

      The client employs a computer programmer to perform the design programming.

    • D. 

      The client's budget indicates that most of the programming process must be eliminated.

  • 22. 
    Design programming can be made difficult when:
    • A. 

      The client's computer system malfunctions during the programming process.

    • B. 

      The general contractor creates delays in the project's time schedule.

    • C. 

      The client group has unresolved internal conflicts that impede the data gathering process.

    • D. 

      Detailed equipment information is not forthcoming from the manufacturer.

  • 23. 
    "Design Programming" is synonymous with:
    • A. 

      Space planning

    • B. 

      Critical path method

    • C. 

      Computer programming

    • D. 

      Planning methodology

  • 24. 
    A critical step in the design programming process is: 
    • A. 

      On-site observation

    • B. 

      Organizing contract documents

    • C. 

      Creating design sketches

    • D. 

      Establishing AutoCad layering

  • 25. 
    A designer will develop a budget during which phase of the project?
    • A. 

      Design Development phase

    • B. 

      Contract Documents phase

    • C. 

      Contract Administration phase

    • D. 

      Programming phase