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Workshop: Designing and Building Fireplaces

May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ian Miller
Construction/ General Contractor
Thursday, May 25
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This presentation will provide a general overview of the history, design, construction and use of fireplaces, fire pits, ovens and other traditional means for cooking and warming ourselves. We will discuss the various types of construction and materials typically used in heating sources; the science, engineering and dimensions used in oven building; and different aspects of design to consider when building a fireplace, oven or outdoor fire pit.

About the presenter: Ian Miller has been a general contractor since 2003 with projects ranging from changing a doorknob to building a $1.5 million house for fifteen retired nuns. He is the owner of Zambano & Sons, a residential remodeling company, as well as partner in the HL2M Group, a design/build firm focused primarily on modular and shipping container construction. Ian and his family live in a 100-year old house in Friendship.

This workshop is FREE to PHLF members. Non-members: $10. RSVPs are appreciated or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.



May 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633