Stephen Rutherford

Stephen is the Global Director of Transport Planning at Jacobs, responsible for developing and applying thought leadership, innovation and delivering global experience locally. He has over 35 years of experience in transport planning and has worked in more than 40 countries.  He was resident in Asia for 10 years, working on many infrastructure projects. He led the consultants work for the “Davies Commission” into expanding airport capacity in London, and has led the demand and revenue analysis on a number of HSR and mass transit projects in the UK, USA, Italy, UAE, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He has a particular interest in the use of big data in transport planning, and has led all Jacobs’s work in this area, including the Trip Information Study for Highways England, Project EDMOND for TfL, a study for TxDOT and currently the STEAM major model upgrade for Abu Dhabi DoT.

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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).