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[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop (Angle Brackets)

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Ever wanted to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at Flyhouse? Each week we will take you back to our warehouse or on-site for 30 seconds to see what is being done to offer custom solutions to our rigging projects. 

This week we are making angle brackets which required cutting through small steel angle. 

 

 

Topics: Video, 30 Seconds in the Shop

[Project Recap] Pavilion at Ole Miss Acoustical Baffle Installation

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Before the first whistle blew at the new home of the University of Mississippi Rebel basketball teams, preparation to complete The Pavilion at Ole Miss was well underway after ground was broken in 2014.

The $96.5 million, 225,000 square foot multipurpose arena is able to seat 9,500 screaming fans during every game and is home to the largest center-hung video display board (2,400 square foot) in college sports.

As part of the overall construction of the facility, Chicago Flyhouse was called in to install an acoustical baffle system across the entire arena to provide effective sound absorption quality; the installed area required nearly 16,000 square feet of vertical baffles and 50,000 square feet of horizontal baffles. Track and carriers for blackout curtains along with a temporary half house curtain system were also part of the installation project.

To gain access to the installation area, the boom lifts had to maneuver through the lower rigging steel of the entire arena which was a much smaller area than the average installation space for acoustical baffles. This meant instead of the lift boom easily swinging a large swath of area throughout the process, it needed to be lowered down after a few panels were installed and brought back up to the next section.

Even through this small challenge, Flyhouse was able to complete the project and have it ready for the first game of the year.

Topics: Acoustical Baffles, Flyhouse Projects, Arenas

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM
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Topics: Did You Know, Heavy Object Relocation

[Q+A] Ed Leahy Featured by Mountain Productions

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The team at Mountain Productions wrote a feature on Chicago Flyhouse's Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Ed Leahy. He will be the new rigging trainer at Mountain Production's 32nd CM Hoist School event.

Ed has been an integral part of Flyhouse's rigging inspection program Safer Venue. Each month, Ed coordinates or is part of three to four different rigging inspections at different venues to ensure their rigging systems are safe and all staff using the rigging equipment receive the proper training.

Throughout the feature, Ed talks about the Safer Venue program, what brought him into the rigging business, and what he sees as the future for those in the business. To read the full feature, check out Mountain Production's blog

 

Topics: News, Q & A

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

Click on the image to learn more about Lyric Opera of Chicago's production and Flyhouse's performer flying capabilities.

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Topics: Performer Flying, Did You Know