The Asbestos Institute was established in 1988 as an Accredited Asbestos Trainer and joint ventured with Texas AM and ASU. We quickly evolved into the nations premier EPA accredited AHERA Trainer and OSHA Regulatory Certification & Training Institute. Through our world class subsidiary, Facilities Masters, we have expanded our service offering to provide facilities, O&M, safety, site survey and environmental management and consulting.

General Areas of Expertise:
  • Facilities Management
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Expert Witness Services and Support
  • Site Surveys
  • Custom Accredited OSHA/EPA and Other Professional Training


Facilities Management

Facilities Masters will advise, implement and oversee each element of your facilities start-up, shut-down, maintenance, and troubleshooting at the highest professional level providing owners and operators next level efficiencies and peace of mind.

Safety/Environmental Consulting

For over 30 years we have provided unsurpassed expertise allowing commercial and industrial operations leaders to articulate clear and consistent training programs, safety and security protocols and risk mitigation strategies.

Accredited Training/Management

Facilities Masters parent company, The Asbestos Institute, accommodates our clients needs for Environmental Training via live classroom, webinars, and online training for all of the accredited coursesin our catalog.


50+ Years Proven Experience

Over 200 Schools and Universities, Utility Companies, Corporations and Government

Arizona State University, The University of Arizona, UCLA, and many more… Southwest Gas, Arizona Public Service, Arizona Pipeline Co, and many more… Motorola, Tesla, Honeywell, Clearwater Paper, Intel, Freeport McMoran, and many more… ADOT, DES, Army, Bureau of Reclamation, Homeland Security, and many more…


Proprietary Accredited Professional Training

Worldwide Accredited Training Online, Live and Webinar

Custom training for the construction, government, private or industrial industries are provided. With an extensive client base of well over 8,000, including over 200,000 professional certifications issued, we can train on-site at our headquarters in Phoenix, AZ or at our clients’ sites across the U.S. We offer both English and Spanish courses. Online courses allow you to align your learning with your personal schedule. This is a great option for students with family and work commitments. Live webinars allow you to watch instructors on demand from the comfort of your home or office. Learn, chat with other students, and ask questions in real-time.



Bill Cavness, Environmental Training & Consulting

Since its founding in 1988, Bill has been at the forefront of EPA-accredited and OSHA-compliant course development and coordination for The Asbestos Institute. Aside from serving as a speaker at numerous national conferences and being published in a number of Asbestos-related articles and papers, Bill has an extensive and impressive list of credentials that solidify his place as an authority in the industry.

John Cavness, Construction & Facilities Management

As an owner and operator of both general construction and asbestos abatement companies, John knows the ins and outs of the business. With almost 50 years of general construction experience he has been at the forefront of refining many of the state-of-the-art procedures currently in use in the industry. John specializes in training Contract Specifications for the Contractor/Supervisor training and Building Systems for the Building Inspector classes.

J Cavness, Environmental/Safety Training & Consulting

J has worked in the asbestos control and construction industry for over 20 years, starting out as a laborer and rising to the level of a general field superintendent and AHERA-Certified Supervisor, Building Inspector, Management Planner, and Project Designer. He has also served as President of the Arizona Chapter of the Environmental Information Association and is currently the Treasurer of National EIA.

Working with the Cavness family, along with the whole team at The Asbestos Institute, Facilities Masters and Logos Builders, has always been an exceptional experience at the highest professional level.

~ John Adams, Cavtec Systems