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Seventh Edition





Katherine E. Kennon

Sharon K. Harmon







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This seventh edition Study Guide has been updated to correlate with the seventh edition of The Codes Guidebook for Interiors. It is designed as a study tool. It can be used in an academic setting as homework, test problems, or in conjunction with studio design projects, by an individual as a self‐study tool, and by designers when preparing for the NCIDQ, ARE, and other licensing exams.

The Study Guide has been divided into four sections. Each section has been organized to parallel the 11 chapters in the Guidebook so that you can read a chapter in the book and then answer the corresponding questions in the Study Guide. Section 1 lists the key terms found in each chapter, which give you a general awareness of the topics and terms introduced in each chapter of the Guidebook. This section also provides you with a starting point for studying, allowing you to define and study the terms as you wish. In addition, flashcards of terms are available online with the purchase of the Guidebook.

Section 2 concentrates on short‐answer questions. These include true/false, fill‐in‐the‐blank, and multiple‐choice questions. These questions are drawn from the text of the corresponding chapter in the Guidebook. The questions have been developed specifically to test your retention of the material within each chapter and to review the basic concepts presented within the text. (Note: The notes found in the margins of the Guidebook were not used in developing these questions.)

Section 3 of the Study Guide consists of study problems. These have been developed to test your understanding of the codes as it applies to actual design situations. As with the examples provided in the Guidebook, a variety of design scenarios are used. Some of them test your ability to use the various code tables presented in the Guidebook. (These code tables are also provided in Appendix A at the back of this book.) Other problems may require a calculation or specific knowledge of a code or standard requirement.

Section 4 and Section 5 provide you with the answers to the short‐answer questions in Section 2 and the study problems in Section 3 (respectively). These sections are invaluable. In addition to giving you the answers, they also explain each answer. For example, in Section 5, comprehensive, step‐by‐step explanations of the answers to the study problems are given, including how to read each code table and how each calculation was determined. Providing the answer and the methodology to the answer will increase your understanding of how to apply the codes.

The last part of the Study Guide consists of two appendices. Appendix A provides you with the code tables you are asked to reference when doing the study problems. They have been reprinted from the Guidebook for your convenience. In Appendix B, you will find printable forms of the checklists referred to in the Guidebook and available online with the Guidebook. Feel free to copy and use them in your design projects.

As you work through this Study Guide, you will gain confidence in your knowledge of codes, standards, and federal regulations, and you will learn how to apply the codes to actual interior projects.

This book is accompanied by a book companion site: