M.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts- Amherst

A.S., Building Construction, Wentworth Institute of Technology



With more than 40 years of civil engineering experience in the consulting engineering profession, Mr. Bernstein has worked in a multitude of roles, including project work and management.  His project work includes civil engineering design such as site design for new commercial, residential, institutional and municipal projects; septic system design and permitting, providing expert witness regarding drainage issues for residential, governmental and commercial facilities.  He is President of SLB Group, LLC which provides general civil engineering services for colleges, commercial, residential and industrial clients.  Current and recently completed projects include: the ILAB in Allston for Harvard Business School; the Interim Dining Complex at Harvard Business School; Billings Field Playground for Boston Parks and Recreation; Shubow Park Playground  for Boston Parks and Recreation; Elliot Playground for Boston Parks and Recreation; CAPP playground schematic design, Stoughton, MA; Coddington School Administration Building, Quincy, MA; Robbins Brook Wastewater Treatment Facility, Acton, MA,  miscellaneous  grading and drainage improvements to correct flooding due to various circumstances for single family homes and businesses throughout Massachusetts.   


Previous employment, he was the Civil Engineer of record for several high-profile residential projects including a senior retirement campus in Hingham, Massachusetts that includes more than 1,000 units of housing on 108 acres. Besides the complexities of designing the utilities on the project (water, sewer, and drainage), the off-site utilities presented significant challenges. Potable water was extended to the site from a neighboring community; a water audit with water conservation devices and new fixtures installed on the existing large users in the community was enforced; and a leak detection study was conducted to provide water for the earlier phases of the project. Wastewater was collected by gravity sewers, then sent to a central pump station and pumped through a 3,000-foot force main to an innovative on-site wastewater treatment plan with discharge by “wick wells” on a neighboring property  He has orchestrated the site survey, civil engineering, and environmental permitting to help make this a very successful project.

Steve recently provided pro-bono work that includes civil engineering services for the South Shore Habitat for Humanity of  South Shore Habitat for Humanity which is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. 


Earlier in his career, he was an elected Water Commissioner for the Town of Randolph, MA. He was Chair for 5 years and was responsible for the Randolph Water Department personnel; the Joint Board with Holbrook, MA where the two towns operated a Water Treatment plant and distribution system; and the Tri-board with Braintree, Randolph and Holbrook where the three towns shared and managed  the  water supply system.



Professional Engineer in MA (#28283)

Certified Soil Evaluator in Massachusetts (1337)



Past Board of Directors South Shore Habitat for Humanity

Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE- past President, Life Member

New England Water Environment Association/WEF Life Member

Member Construction Institute ASCE



Fellow ASCE, 2005

Toastmasters - Competent, 1993

Ralph Horn Award, 1991 BSCES

Lester Gaynor Award, 1989 BSCES


Recent Publications Authored

New England Water Environmental Association, paper given, Solving a Summer Camp’s Wastewater Problem, January 2006 (Design and Construction administration of a $2M new sewer system).

New England Real Estate Journal, The Fair Housing Act: Making Your Multifamily Project Handicap Accessible, October 28, 2005, November 4, 2005.

Daylor Consulting Group, Inc. In-house Presentation, The Bible of Resident Project Representation, 2005.

Facilities Engineering and Management Handbook; Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Buildings, Civil Engineering (Article 5.1.2), McGraw-Hill, co-author with Ronald P. O’Brien, PE and Robert F. Daylor, PE, 2001.

Condo Media Don’t Panic Over Title 5, June 1997.

Personal References

Michael Clifford, DGT Associates, 617-388-1480,

Andrew O’Brien, Chief of Operations, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA 617-496-3534,

Sofia Sarafoglou, Pearl Realty, 36 Washington Street, Suite 340, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, Office phone: 781-489-6999

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