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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.

Taking place on 9 May 2019 the meeting will be held in Porto, Portugal. We are pleased to announce that this year’s meeting will be hosted by the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) and supported by INESC TEC, LABCARGA|DEG and APDL.

The meeting will include guest speakers, presentations by young professionals, and site visits to a coastal project in Angeiras and a local quarry. The programme for the day is as follows:            

09:00 – 09:25 Registration and coffee
09:25 – 09:30 Introduction and welcome - Rudi Broekens, HR Wallingford  

Session 1 – Guest speakers and discussion


Session 2 – Young Professionals

Session 3 – Site visit presentations


Session 4 Site visit

18:00 Return to ISEP (Porto)
20:00 Evening dinner

The venue for the meeting is the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4249-015 Porto

The optional evening meal will be held at BH Foz restaurant (Avenida do Brasil 498, Porto) -

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. 

A discounted early booking fee of £205.00 (excluding VAT) is available until 9 April 2019. After 9 April the standard fee of £255.00 (excluding VAT) will apply. The optional evening dinner is £25.00 (excluding VAT).

Further information about the meeting venue and suggested hotels can be viewed here

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Course leader(s)

Jonathan Simm

Jonathan Simm

Chief Technical Director

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