CMGuide Services include project management consultancy, construction claims, in-house training, volunatry mentoring programme and media partnering as detailed below:


Construction claims can include any number of issues relating to project administration, design or construction. In many cases, these issues can be very technical and not easy to understand for people unfamiliar with the construction process. The same is true for determining and quantifying damages associated with these issues. CMGuide can assist clients with construction disputes of any nature.

CMGuide Team is skilled in project management, scheduling,  claims preparation, evaluation and defense. We are competent in construction claims that include contractual claims under FIDIC and the like or statutory claims under security of payment legislation. We are used to deal with claims relating to unresolved change orders, design errors or omissions, allegations of inadequate project administration, delays, repudiation, suspension, termination, force majeure or differing site conditions. CMGuide is retained by plaintiffs, defendants and neutral parties.

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Patrick Drakes Director and Principal at Civil Projects Caribbean Ltd September 5, 2016

I have been following Samer Skaik’s advice on his website for several years. I finally got the opportunity to consult him on a very complex case that required immense knowledge, experience and skill to articulate the points. Samer’s well laid out approach to formulating claims not only provided a distinct advantage, but his in-depth knowledge of the elements of the claim was quite impressive and the final product was moved from being “fair” to one that was quite “robust”. Thank you Samer.

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CMGuide offers project management consulting services to the residential and commercial sectors of the Victorian construction industry in Australia including full construction management. We can also accept assignment of our professional team members under “independent contractor” arrangement.

CMGuide can take ownership of the project from concept stage until the completion of construction stage. We control the main consultants and the contractors to ensure that the project is delivered within time, cost and quality to the stratification of the Employer.

CMGuide team can lead the design team consultants through the design and tendering process and manage the construction personnel through the construction phase by taking ultimate responsibility for delivering the project. The construction phase services include full construction project management and contract administration to ensure smooth project delivery with least possible conflicts/disputes.


CMGuide offers in-house training to the employees of the construction firms in Australia for better practices in project and construction management. Our training courses include:

• Security of Payment.
• Project Managmeent PMP training.
• Contract Management
• Construction Risk Management
• Variations Management and Evaluation
• Claims Management
• Site  Management
• Understanding of Building Construction for Non-Construction Professionals.


This is a free service initiated and operated by CMGuide. The mentoring programme is targeting ambitious graduates and early-career professionals in the construction industry. The programme is currently available in two countries only: Australia and the UAE. We encourage prospective and interested mentors who have the experience in any of the mentoring areas to join our ‘Mentors Panel’ ASAP so we can serve and enrol more mentees in the programme. Interested mentors should mention the mentoring area and availability arrangement so we can properly match mentees (protégé) with appropriate mentors. It is completely up to the mentors and mentees to discuss and agree the mentoring arrangement during the mentoring year such as communication method, frequency of meetings, level of support, etc. 

We currently receive applications from prospective mentees who seek to strengthen their skills and knowledge in any of the mentoring areas. Please click here  to submit your application. The application should include a short CV and a cover letter explaining your current engagement and reasons for applying. There is a limited capacity in this programme and successful applicants will be notified by email.

Mentoring areas:

• Construction Management
• Project Management
• Statutory adjudication and security of payment
• Contract management & administration.
• Professional Practice.
• Construction Technology.

If you are not familair with mentoring programmes and how they actually work, please click here for a useful summary.

Would you like to inquire about our services or you need further information about our team qualifications, executed projects or fee arrangement, please email us or fill out the form below and we’ll get right back to you within one business day with the information.