Chris Bowen

GM – Engineering Business Development, Downer

Chris Bowen commenced his career in the rail industry in 2014 as a Project Engineer for window system company. After two years in design and manufacture, Christopher followed a desire to be involved in major infrastructure projects and was able to broaden his engineering project experience working for Public Transport Victoria on the High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) Project.

He joined Downer in December 2017 and over the past five years, Christopher has predominately worked in the Rail and Transit Systems division, where a key focus is to develop, secure and deliver some of Downer’s largest and most complex projects.

Since 2021 Chris has been in the role of General Manager Engineering Business Development and Bids which has seen him working across all areas of engineering innovation and new business opportunities for Downer Rail and Transit Systems, with strong focuses on decarbonisation initiatives and digital asset management.

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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).