A large tanker at a breakwater made with armourstones

Armourstone Users Group meeting

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 around the world.

1 day
£270.00 excl VAT ?
No course dates are currently available

Please note, the meeting has been postponed from the advertised date of 11 May 2023. Further details on the new date to be announced soon.

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 11 May 2023 this year marks the 27th Armourstone Users Group meeting. The meeting will be held at HR Wallingford, Oxfordshire, and will include guest speakers, presentations by young professionals and a tour of HR Wallingford’s physical modelling facilities.

The venue for the meeting is HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX10 8BA.

We have reserved a number of rooms at The George Hotel in Wallingford (https://www.peelhotels.co.uk/george-hotel/) for 11 May. The rooms are on hold until 28 April, please quote their reference ‘61492’ when contacting them to make the booking.

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 14 April 2023, please email to training@hrwallingford.com.


Registration is now open, and there is discounted early booking fee of £225.00 (excluding VAT) available for registrations received on or before 21 April 2023. After 21 April the standard fee of £270.00 (excluding VAT) will apply. The optional evening dinner is £45.00 (excluding VAT).


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