A better world through a systems approach

The International Council on Systems Engineering proudly offers its free weekly and monthly web-based service to the greater Systems Engineering community.

Once a week, the INCOSE Technical Operations Training Working Group presents the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.0 Tutorial series over a six month period beginning in October.

Once a month, INCOSE Technical Operations presents recognized experts in the field who discuss the "State of the Art" in Systems Engineering.

These presentations occur live, via the internet. Each lasts one hour, and includes the opportunity for attendees to submit questions to the presenter. We record the webinars and INCOSE members can access these recordings from the Member's Only pages of INCOSE Connect.

Please access the INCOSE Connect Library for a complete library of TutorialsWebinars and Recordings sponsored by INCOSE Tech Ops, Chapters and Working Groups including the Training Tutorial Webinars.

The materials presented here are the professional opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of INCOSE. Use of these presentations are limited by the author’s copyright. Contact information for the authors is usually found in the presentation or video.

Webinars Qualify for PDUs

INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professionals can claim 1PDU credit towards their re-certification by attending a webinar or watching a webinar recording. To qualify, a CSEP must have attended through at least 75% of the webinar for webinars that last less than one hour, or through 45 minutes of the webinar for webinars that last for 1 hour or longer. Attendees of INCOSE webinars who have other professional certifications or licenses may find that these webinars can apply to the PDU requirements for re-certification or license renewal.

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Upcoming Webinars

Additional webinars will be announced on the home page INCOSE News and Events as soon as they are confirmed.  We are always looking for new topics. If your company would like to sponsor a webinar, if you have an idea for a webinar or would like to present one, please send an e-mail with your suggestion to the webinar coordination team.


Previous Webinars (2009 - Present)

Webinar 16 May 2014 12:00 CST: INCOSE NSWG Community of Practice Webinar

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The Natural Systems Working Group Webinar
Architecture Follows Nature:
Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design
Presenter: Ilaria Mazzoleni, im studio mi/la, SCI-Arc
Day:  Friday, 16 May from 12 noon - 1 pm Central Time
The presentation will focus on architectural proposals that by finding inspiration for their development in nature processes, systems, functions and forms are able to co-exist with nature rather than exploit it. In my most recent book "Architecture Follow Nature. Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design" I seek to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture and focus on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments and translates the learned principles into the built environment. In order to do so, students and I drew inspiration from the diversity of animal coverings, i.e., the skin, and applied them in 12 case studies for the design of building envelopes. I will present  2 projects and the methodology applied to the biomimetic design process I have developed.
Ilaria Mazzoleni an architect and the founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles (www.imstudio.us). Her conceptual work has been published globally, and her built work can be found in Italy, California, and Ghana. Since 2005 she has been a full-time faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. Her professional and academic investigation relates to sustainable architecture on all scales of design with a research focus on biomimicry, where innovation in architecture and design is inspired by the processes and functions of nature.
Ilaria's work focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments, to translate the learned principles into the built environment. Often in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Dr. Shauna Price, she uses the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture. Her book Architecture Follows Nature - Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design, was published by CRC in March 2013.(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466506077).
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