Franco Fanucci

Franco has worked in the field of railroad maintenance for 16 years with a focus equipment that maintains ballast and grade. A mechanical engineer by trade he has designed and supported delivery of equipment to customers around the world. His current role involves furthering the understanding of benefits and costs associated with ballast maintenance and supporting development of the next generation ballast maintenance machines. As an active member of AREMA he chairs the subcommittee responsible for ballast.

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Alana Newbrook

Alana Newbrook is the Chief Executive Officer of SYSTRA. An engineer for over 20 years, Alana has worked in the

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Brendan Cassels

Brendan is a chartered civil and structural engineer and an Arup Associate. He acts as Arup’s subject matter expert in

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Stephen Rutherford

Stephen is the Global Director of Transport Planning at Jacobs, responsible for developing and applying thought leadership, innovation and delivering

AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).