Richard Rao

Technical Director for Melbourne’s High Capacity Metro Trains Project
Richard Rao

Richard is an experienced Program Director, Systems Engineer, Test Engineer and Business Development professional and is currently the Technical Director for Melbourne’s High Capacity Metro Trains Project.

Richard has analysis, specialist engineering, flight test, software integration and delivery management experience across the defence, telecommunications, financial and rail sectors.

Richard thrives on setting up and leading teams and processes to deliver solutions on-time and within budget in the most complex and challenging environments.

Richard’s direct and focussed style is aimed at removing blockers and holding all stakeholders critical to success accountable for their contributions to deliver the desired business outcomes. Richard couples this with a strong sense of ownership and accountability, leading by example to create a high-performance culture.

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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).