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macadam

a road surface made of compressed layers of small broken stones, esp one that is bound together with tar or asphalt

macadam

[mə′kad·əm]
(civil engineering)
Uniformly graded stones consolidated by rolling to form a road surface; may be bound with water or cement, or coated with tar or bitumen.

macadam, tarmac, tarmacadam

1. A paving for roads or other surfaces, formed by grading and compacting layers of crushed stone or gravel; then the top layer(s) are usually bound by asphaltic material, acting to stabilize the stone, provide a smoother surface, and seal against water penetration.
2. The crushed stone used in a macadamized surface.
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Macadam Street, Bensham, Gateshead, July 1981 (Picture: Trevor Ermel)
"We expect stronger second-half performance in Sealing Products and Power Systems and remain optimistic about our overall financial performance in the back half of the year," Macadam said.
Willis, who had also filmed the Empty Quarter crossing, used a Panasonic GH4 and Sony f5 and GoPro cameras to shoot the footage, which took Macadam two months to edit.
Macadam revealed that several malls such as The Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates are known in the industry to be overtrading, and that on some days it is not as comfortable for visitors to shop there as they normally would.
Anthony Ivelia, owner at Macadam Floor and Design, stated, “I received a call from Make A Wish Foundation, asking if we were willing to help them complete a special project.
Present were Macadam event managers George Mathew and Thanooj Thampy, as well as Mohammed Jalal and Sons Automotive Division part consultant Ian Johnston and general manager Jamal Al Sayed.
We look forward to raising the profile of the industry in our region where shopping is a recreational event, a leisure activity, a family pastime, a tourist attraction and a social opportunity," Macadam said.
MacAdam also found a way to make money in a decorative way.
A macadam surfaced footway without trees in The Avenue would offer a wider usable width for pedestrians, would not be damaged by tree roots and would be more aesthetically acceptable than a grass verge which has suffered regular overriding."
Macadam also said that with mall vacancies hovering at 15 to 30 per cent in the second quarter of this year, major malls in the city are eager to fill the remaining space, giving shops the edge when it comes to negotiating rents.