Harvey Bernstein

Vice President, Industry Insights and Alliances
McGraw-Hill Construction

As vice president of Industry Insights and Alliances, Harvey M. Bernstein leads the McGraw-Hill Construction’s thought leadership and green building initiatives and manages its market research group and partnerships with industry associations. Harvey speaks globally on construction industry and green building trends and has moderated and presented hundreds of speeches and written numerous papers covering innovation and technology, residential and commercial construction, energy efficiency, disaster mitigation, BIM, industry forecasts, and sustainability in the built environment. He is a member of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Sustainability Business Development Board and is recognized as a creative thinker who is sought by clients to participate in strategic brainstorming sessions.

Harvey was a key member of the team that launched McGraw-Hill Construction’s award-winning GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, and he co-authored the book Solving the Innovation Puzzle: Challenges Facing the U.S. Design and Construction Industry. In addition, he created the MHC global SmartMarket Report series on key industry trends on such topics as Building Information Modeling (BIM), public private partnerships, retrofit and renovation, water efficiency, industry productivity and innovation, cities of the future, and sustainability in the built environment.

Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Construction, Harvey served as president and chief executive officer of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) and the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), where he managed offices and business development in South Africa, Europe, China, India, Philippines, and Thailand. Harvey serves as co-chair of the National Building Museum’s Industry Council for the Built Environment; is a member of the Princeton University Civil & Environmental Engineering Advisory Council; and Underwriter Laboratories Environment, Inc. Advisory Council. He is a visiting professor with the University of Reading’s School of Construction Management and Engineering in London, England, where he also serves on their Innovative Construction Research Center Advisory Board.

Harvey has an M.B.A in marketing from Loyola College; an M.S. in engineering from Princeton University; and a B.S. in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Author Archives: Harvey Bernstein

Going Green at the S&P Housing Summit

Smog-eating tiles mean that roofs never have to go hungry– and other words of wisdom from the S&P Housing Summit green panel There’s no mistaking it. Builders see green building as a market differentiator. As we heard yesterday from Jeff Mezger, president and CEO of KB Home, during Standard & Poor’s Housing Summit in NYC, […]

Green has been a silver lining for home builders, but more is needed

The green building market has made all the difference during the downturn in new construction. Despite the decrease in new construction starts, green homes have increased in share—and in value, to be 16% of the market (up from 10% in 2008). Furthermore, in a recent study of builders attending the NAHB’s Green Home Building Conference, […]

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