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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 24th Armourstone Users Group meeting was held on 23 May 2017 in Blackpool, UK. A draft programme for the day was as follows:

09:00 – 09:30  Registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:35  Introduction and welcome
                        Rudi Broekens, HR Wallingford
Session 1
09:35 – 09:55  The Houtribdijk – major rehabilitation and strengthening of both sides of the dike
                        Interface stability of granular underlayers of sloped rock structures subject to waves
                        Daan Heineke, Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands)
09:55 – 10:10  Paull Tidal defence optimisation using 2D and 3D physical modelling
                        Eunice Silva, HR Wallingford
10:10 – 10:20  Brief update on work carried out under CEN Technical Committee 154 (aggregates)
                        Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford
10:20 – 10:30  Discussion
10:30 – 10:40  Break
Session 2 Young Professional Award
10:40 – 10:45  Introduction
10:45 – 11:00  The Design of Rock Revetments Subject to Ice Loading
                        Peter A. Sherwin, Ramboll
11:00 – 11:15  Dover Sea Wall Project
                        Roi Facal, Tony Gee and Partners
11:15 – 11:20  Discussion
Session 3
11:20 – 11:55  Rossall Coastal Defence scheme
                        Balfour Beatty & Wyre Council
11:55 – 12:00  Discussion
12:00 – 13:00  Lunch
Session 4 Site visit
13:00 – 13:20  Travel to Rossall Coastal Scheme
13:20 – 14:20  Site visit Rossall Coastal Scheme
14:20 – 15:45  Travel to Shap Quarry
15:45 – 16:45  Site visit Shap Quarry
16:45 – 18:10  Return to hotel
19.30               Evening dinner at the hotel
                        Announce winner of Young Professional Award

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