In the latest ASCOT ’To! (Todo-Todo) episode titled “Steel and Bamboo Fusion: Exploring Sustainable Building Solutions it featured Engr. Jhun M. Jacinto, Instructor I from ASCOT School of Engineering. He shared insights into his role, emphasizing the duties of engineering educators to impart knowledge, conduct research, and engage in extension services.

The highlight of the discussion was Engr. Jacinto’s groundbreaking research titled “A Review on the Combined Influence of Connection Types, Treatment, and Material Interaction in Cold-Formed Steel and Bamboo System.” According to him, this study delves on composite structures using cold-formed steel and bamboo focusing on material interaction, connection types, and treatment methods. It aims to enhance durability and efficiency in construction to meet global eco-friendly demands. Notably, his research utilizes Bambusa blumeana, commonly known as “kawayang tinik” or thorny bamboo, as the key bamboo species.

Engr. Jacinto also shared his journey presenting his research at prestigious international conferences such as the 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Construction Technology (ICECon2024) in Sabah, Malaysia, as well as in Vietnam and South Korea. When asked about the qualities essential for a researcher, Engr. Jacinto, “ang isang researcher ay dapat curious, hindi nawawala sa kanya ang curiosity, at dapat masipag magbasa” he said.

The program’s concluding segment, “Kalikasan, Kagubatan at Karagatan,” along with ASCOT News, provided updates on current events within the institution and important announcements.

Engr. Jhun M. Jacinto’s dedication to advancing eco-friendly construction techniques through research serves as a beacon of innovation in the field of civil engineering, inspiring both students and fellow educators alike.

For those who missed the live broadcast, the episode is available on ASCOT’s official Facebook page.

ASCOT ‘To! airs every other Thursday, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on 92.1RTV Baler.
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