• 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 Lean & Green 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.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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: $249 includes preparation courses and exam. (Cost provides access to courses for 6 months from the date of enrollment and activation of user's online account. Certification Exam can be taken any time after completion of courses and plan implementation. )

Your company can earn a Basic Lean Construction TrainingCertificate by completing the SEMS LEAN & GREEN BUILD BOOTCAMP© training or the RAD READINESS training. If your company already has  evidence of a sustainability plan that has been implemented, you can take the SEMS Certification exam at any time. Contact us for more information: info@buildingforthefuture.net

​​​​​​​​​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".

Lean and Green Construction Basic Training

Cincinnati, Ohio   

Messer Construction Co. Training Center

643 W. Court Street  45202

​Saturday - July 28, 20218        9:00 am - Noon​




Contact Us: info@buildingforthefuture.net

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