Feb. 19, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The Engineers' Society of
(ESWP) has named
, chief real estate officer for Highmark Inc., its 2013 William Metcalf Award winner. Sciulli will be honored tomorrow evening at the ESWP's 129
Annual Banquet at the David L.
Convention Center in
. The prestigious Metcalf award is presented annually to an outstanding engineer whose accomplishments relate strongly to engineering fields important in
, including construction.
A civil engineer-turned real estate executive, Sciulli has influenced the design and construction of many important
landmarks during his 35-year career. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering and his master's degree in business administration from the
University of Pittsburgh
. Sciulli is also a licensed professional engineer in five states, including
"We are especially proud to recognize
as the 2013 Metcalf Award winner because he has done so much for the
community and for the Engineers' Society itself," said ESWP President
. "Alex has worked in government and in the private sector to help transform
into the world-class city it is today. He has served the Engineers' Society as president and has tirelessly emphasized to young people the importance of engineers to keeping our community and our country strong and competitive in the global marketplace."
Among the most recent projects in which Sciulli is involved is Highmark's 174,000-square-foot medical mall in
Other projects to which he has contributed during his career include the light rail transit line connecting the southern suburbs to downtown
, the expansion and naturalization of the Pittsburgh Zoo in
, the renovation of Grant Street and the reconstruction of the Bloomfield Bridge, which serves as a gateway to West Penn Allegheny Hospital and the Children's Hospital of
"We appreciate the Engineers' Society for recognizing Alex, who is serving Highmark in a key role," said Dr.
, Highmark's CEO. "Alex is helping Highmark forge the way to a new integrated delivery system that will bring many benefits to community members, including delivering health care more efficiently and cost effectively in our communities, close to home."
Sciulli joined Highmark in
as executive vice president and chief real estate development and construction officer, where he is overseeing the development, design and construction of the company's owned and leased facilities, including corporate real estate, affiliated hospitals and medical malls. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Pennsylvania Economy League and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
About the William Metcalf Award
The William Metcalf Award is presented annually by the Engineers' Society of
to a very outstanding engineer who is a resident of
the United States
and whose field of engineering accomplishment relates to those fields normally associated with
, such as steel, aluminum, power, coal, electrical equipment, chemical, glass, construction, etc. The award honors William Metcalf, a native of
and 1858 graduate of
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
and an engineer and draftsman at the Fort Pitt Foundry. It was his guiding genius which made the Fort Pitt Foundry one of the great manufacturing centers for heavy guns and projectiles for the armies of the North in the Civil War. Fort Pitt Foundry was one of the leading makers of armor plate and heavy ordnance for the Union, including the ironclad steamers built at
. Manufacture of crucible steel was largely pioneered in
the United States
by Metcalf, who was one of the organizers of the Crescent Steel Company in 1889 which specialized in fine crucible steels. Metcalf was also one of the leading practical experts in the field of mechanical and heat treatment of steel during the period prior to 1900. In addition to being the first President of the Engineers' Society of
, Metcalf was President of the Duquesne Club (1881-2), President of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, President of the Homeopathic Hospital of
, and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, British Institute of Civil Engineers and the Episcopal Church.
About the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania
The Engineers' Society of
has provided a forum for the professional development and the facilities for the social interaction of its members for more than a century. The ESWP is chartered to advance the professions of engineering, architecture, and applied sciences through technical activities, public service participation and social organizations. It also supports the needs of industries, communities, and government in
. Since its founding in 1880 ESWP has continually served as a focal point for the area's engineering and technical community. At its inception, ESWP was created by a group of
's entrepreneurs and businessmen to promote social, technical, and business interaction in
. This vision has continued through the years as ESWP has grown and adapted to the changing technical needs of the community. The ESWP serves primarily as a catalyst to promote interaction throughout the technical community in
. Its more than 1000 members and 50 associated technical societies reflect the richness of the full spectrum of engineering and applied science disciplines.
SOURCE Highmark Inc.