Tarmac

Tarmac (short for tarmacadam, or tar-penetration macadam) is a type of road surfacing material patented by Edgar Purnell Hooley in 1901. The term is also used, with varying degrees of correctness, for a variety of other materials, including tar-grouted macadam, bituminous surface treatments and even modern asphalt concrete.

Read more about Tarmac:  Origins, Later Developments

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Schools In East Meath - Realt Ná Mara
... The campus has a tarmac yard, basketball court (although the running and sport on the tarmac has been banned for 5 months) and half a playing field ... Running is banned complety on the tarmac ...
Tarmac Limited
... Tarmac Limited is a multinational building materials company headquartered in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom ... Edgar Purnell Hooley after he patented the road surfacing material tarmac in 1901 ...
Tarmac - Later Developments
... While the specific tarmac pavement is not common in some countries today, many people use the word to refer to generic paved areas at airports, especially the airport ramp or "apron ... is one of the few airports that still has a real tarmac runway. ... Similarly in the UK the word tarmac is commonly used as an alternative term for asphalt concrete ...
Asau Airport - Facilities
... planes can land and take off this small airport, generally because the runway and tarmac cannot handle any other larger and heavier aircraft ... The small tarmac can only fit two Twin Otter planes, with an aircraft parking shed located near the tarmac ...
Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally
... Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally is an annual event held around Willunga, south of Adelaide, South Australia ... The event is run under CAMS regulations and is open to a variety of Tarmac vehicles. 2009 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally will be its 4th year, and will expand to a full two-day event over at least 17 stages ...