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  • Unique meeting for technical updates, discussions and networking

    Armourstone Users Group meeting
  • Armourstone Users Group meeting
  • Armourstone Users Group meeting
  • Armourstone Users Group meeting

Armourstone Users Group meeting

About this event

Type Conference
Duration 1 day
Topic Coast and maritime

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This unique annual meeting facilitates the exchange of news and views about the use of armourstone for coastal defences and breakwaters in the UK and all round the world.

Delegates will receive useful technical updates, along with plenty of time for discussion and networking. It also provides an opportunity for younger professionals to understand the armourstone industry, to understand real projects and to see examples of supply, delivery and construction techniques.
The meeting has proved to be of interest to all practitioners in the field including those involved in the supply, specification and use of armourstone. It is a unique opportunity for the meeting of quarry operators, shipping companies, contractors, designers and end-user authorities.

Young Professionals Award
Young engineering professionals and other professionals with less than 10 years post-graduate experience are invited to submit short written papers describing some aspect of an armourstone project with which they have been involved, whether in concept development, detailed design or construction. Successful candidates will be asked to present their papers at the meeting where the winner will be decided. The deadline for submission of papers is 4 April 2018, please email to

Taking place on 9 May 2018 in Aberdeen, UK, this year marks the 25th Armourstone Users Group meeting. The meeting will include guest speakers, presentations by young professionals, and site visits to the Aberdeen Harbour development in Nigg Bay and a local quarry.    

A draft programme for the day is as follows:        

09:15 – 09:45  Registration and coffee
09:45 – 09:50  Introduction and welcome
09:50 – 10:50  Session 1 – Guest speakers and discussion
10:50 – 11:15  Break
11.15 – 12:10  Session 2 – Young Professionals Award
12:10 – 13:10  Session 3 – Site visit presentations
13:10 – 14:10  Lunch
14:10 – 17:00  Session 4 – Site visit
17:00               Return to hotel
19.30               Evening dinner at the hotel and announce winner of Young Professionals Award

The venue for the meeting is the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, 43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5EL ( A number of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for delegates attending the meeting, please contact for more details.

Discounted early booking fee of £205 extended to 23 April 2018. After 23 April the standard fee of £255 (excluding VAT) will apply. The optional evening dinner is £35 (excluding VAT).

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Jonathan Simm

Jonathan Simm

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