Adam Williams

Head of Growth, Downer

As the Head of Growth for Downer’s Rail & Transit Systems business unit, Adam is responsible for defining the strategy for the future of the business and orienting the organisation to realise these goals.

Adam is passionate about developing local industry capability and the benefits that local content mandates bring to the industry and wider society. He is a member of Downer’s inclusion & belonging committee and a proven advocate for improving diversity and inclusion.

Adam began his career in the automotive industry working with Ford and then Toyota, before joining the rail industry in 2010. Originally from Melbourne, Adam has lived and worked throughout Australasia, Europe and Asia.

Adam is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

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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).