Since the mortar joint makes up about 20 percent of a brick structure’s surface area, coloring the mortar enhances the building’s appearance. Solomon Colors’ Mortar Colors are available in unique, pre-weighed and pre-measured amounts to assure accurate color consistency. The A, H, and X series offer 60 standard colors pre-measured for use in mortar and other mixes. Solomon has set the standard for decades as the most consistent and most frequently specified mortar colors in United States. The company’s consistent coloring and depth of color choices enhance the beauty and value of brick, stone, and colored concrete block. See all of Solomon’s mortar colors on Autodesk Seek.
Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association’s Brick In Architecture Awards have been one of the country’s most prestigious design competitions featuring clay brick. This article focuses on several projects that won awards in the Paving & Landscape Architecture Design Category in 2008.
Five years ago, the University Center of Lake County, a partnership between 18 Illinois colleges and universities, operated classrooms in shared buildings. However, it had no core facility – no “face” to show the community.
The first facility of its kind in Illinois, the $19.8-million University Center of Lake County provides that face. The 91,000-square-foot, stand-alone academic center enables the organization to offer degree and workforce development programs from all its partner institutions under one roof.