"Jack Metcalfe is a long-time volunteer to the SEAA Board of Directors. During his tenure, Jack has served on multiple committees, was the driving force behind the SEAA/NISD Detailing Guide, and he has provided sensible input for the operations and future plans of SEAA,” said Dave Schulz, SEAA President.
Metcalfe recently retired from John Metcalfe Co., and now runs a small consulting business. He has served on SEAA’s Board of Directors for more than five terms over the years. In addition, he is co-author of the SEAA/NISD Erection Safety Manual.
“Jack was a driving force behind the development of the detailing guide,” said Tom Underhill, SEAA Executive Director. “At the time, there were no other published best practices that were both erector friendly and OSHA compliant. First published in 2002, this is a professional contribution that has a lasting benefit for the industry,” he said.
Metcalfe is a past president of the National Institute of Steel Detailing. He was NISD’s liaison to SEAA for many years. His personal interests include water sports, his grandchildren, doing construction and children's mission work in the Sudan and Haiti, as well as disaster relief in the US.
Upon receiving the award, Jack Metcalfe said, “To receive the William Davis Service Award is a most humbling experience. I had the privilege of knowing William and witnessing first hand his many contributions. To be recognized by one's peers is an honor for which I am most grateful.”
(L-R) Alan Sears, Master of Ceremonies; Dave Schulz, SEAA President; Jack Metcalfe and his wife Pam Metcalfe; Tom Underhill, SEAA Executive Director.