Sharon Tamai

Civil engineer and hands-on rail specialist
Sharon Tamai

Sharon is civil engineer and hands-on rail specialist with over 20 years’ experience working Client-side and for Tier 1 contractors in senior engineering and supervisory roles on the delivery of some of Australia’s most significant rail projects, including Sydney Metro Northwest, Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line and the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line.

Sharon has also had significant experience in early planning and design development for tenders and projects for Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro and Inland Rail. She has a record of success in brownfield and greenfield rail environments, bringing an excellent understanding of the interdependencies between design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance, and the need to effectively manage stakeholders and third-party interfaces.

Sharon champions innovation and has developed a track record for working across different disciplines to develop innovative solutions to secure high-performance outcomes in the early stages of projects, to reduce risk during delivery and improve operational readiness outcomes.

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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).