​If you are an MBE, WBE or SBE struggling to compete in today's ever-changing construction sector, there's probably a wide gap in your business readiness. To be successful as a small contractor, subcontractor or specialty trade supplier requires knowledge, skills and best practices that meet lean construction requirements. SEMS GREEN BUILD BOOT CAMP©  will help you operate a leaner, more efficient organization -- one that maximizes resources and minimizes waste. Here's what you can expect by participating in our SEMS GREEN BUILD BOOTCAMP© experience.

  • Basic training starts with Boot Camp Orientation. You will compete a risk assessment to see if your business is fit to compete . 

  • The real work beings when you analyze gaps to meet Fitness
    . You will analyze how you operate your business in comparison to what customers expect. 

  • Gearing Up To Compete is all about "green building" certifications as well as lean principles and "best practices". 

  • Basic training includes a variety of business readiness strategies to help you avoid Obstacles To Inclusion you may encounter.


  • There's a lot of hands-on activity, too. During the training you will draft a sustainability plan that will clearly give your business value and a competitive advantage. ​

  • Participants earn a Basic Lean Construction Training Certificate upon successfully completing the program.


Cincinnati, Ohio   (register for one class only)

Messer Construction Co. Training Center

643 W. Court Street  45202

​Saturday - July 7, 20218        9:00 am - Noon​

Saturday - July 28, 2018   9:00 am - Noon




Contact Us: info@buildingforthefuture.net

​​​​​​​​​​​​Any company can claim to be "green and lean". However, a SEMS Certified business can produce a certificate as evidence of acquired lean construction knowledge and skills, an action plan that is guiding the company's transition to lean operations, and third-party verification that sustainable policies and practices are functional and not just self-proclamations. 

Participants with a Building for the Future Certificate for Basic Lean Construction Training are eligible to take the SEMS Certification exam. The SEMS  credential is awarded for passing a two-part exam with a score of 70%  or better. Preparation for the SEMS Certification exam consists of five online courses consisting of  

Cost: $99 includes preparation courses and exam. (Access  for 6 months from the date of enrollment and activation of user's online account.)

Your company can earn a Basic Lean Construction TrainingCertificate by completing the SEMS GREEN BUILD BOOTCAMP© training. If your company already has a sustainability plan, you can take the SEMS Certification exam now.

​​​​​​​​​SEMS is a core component of Building for the Future, which was nominated as a "National Best Practice" by HUD for cities to use with RAD. This initiative won NAHRO's 2017 "Award of Excellence".

Basic Training To Boost Inclusive Economic Growth

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Building for the Future "Best Practices for RAD"  was created by Robert Bell for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority