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Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 13, 2017 8:31:13 AM

In the world of theater, especially among those devoted to the craft of stage rigging, one name has always been synonymous with providing the highest level of safety and technical knowledge available: Jay Glerum. Glerum is the author of the Stage Rigging Handbook, an essential how-to guide kept in the bag of every rigger as a reference. After his death in 2014, USITT, in partnership with leading industry vendors, including Chicago Flyhouse, announced the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes to further the cause of rigging safety in his memory.

In its second year, Flyhouse's Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Ed Leahy, will once again be the Lead Instructor for the entry-level classes. From June 13-14, an entry-level class will take place with a second offering of both entry-level and advanced sessions scheduled for August 14-15.

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The entry-level class is designed around venue managers – individuals like music teachers who are asked to manage a theatrical space. The focus is to provide enough information so participants can understand how to effectively manage their space in terms of what kind of work can be done in-house versus what should be done by a professional.

Major topic areas of the entry-level class:

• Basic Physics – why things stay up in the air and why they fall

• Process and Protocol – good practices for running a safe space

• Types of Rigging Systems – an overview of hemp, counterweight, and motorized fly systems

• Rigging Tools and Hardware – understanding why we use what we use, and how to make good choices

• Working at Heights – safety basics for ladders and lifts

• Fall Protection – basics principles

• Basic Maintenance – guidelines for keeping your space in top shape, including inspections

Topics: Flyhouse Team, Stage Rigging, Training

Flyhouse Projects Featured in ETCP Newsletter

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 6, 2017 9:42:30 AM

Flyhouse was recently featured in the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Industry News section of the spring 2017 newsletter. Our projects at Chesapeake Energy Arena and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab received mention.

 ETCP Logo

Topics: News, Performer Flying, Hoist System, Acoustical Baffles, Flyhouse Projects, Arenas

June Projects in the Windy City

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 5, 2017 4:04:00 PM

Flyhouse travels all around the world to provide solutions to the rigging requests we receive. Over the next month, we find ourselves working on several landmark projects closer to our Chicago home. Since we are a Chicago-born company, it's exciting to be part of the growth of local cornerstones known throughout the United States. So where can you find us in the Windy City during the month of June?

Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theater

(Photo Credit: TimeOut Chicago)

Wintrust Arena (McCormick Square)

Wintrust Arena

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Navy Pier (Polk Brothers Park)

Polk Brothers Park(Photo Credit: Navy Pier)

Topics: Flyhouse Projects

Want to Be Part of Flyhouse?

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 2, 2017 8:54:06 AM

Flyhouse has the following positions open:

Metal Shop Assistant

Lead Rigging Technician

 

Topics: Flyhouse Team

Award-Winning Project

Posted by Flyhouse on May 31, 2017 10:38:45 AM

In the summer of 2016, Flyhouse was part of a $52 million renovation project at Lane Tech High School, the largest high school in Chicago with 4,500 students. 

On May 23, 2017 project General Contractor, Tyler Lane Construction Inc received two awards for the work done on this project at the Chicago Building Congress’ annual Merit Awards dinner; the Owner’s Choice Award and the Rehab Construction Award. 

While we may have only been a small part of the project, we are honored to be in good company along with everyone else making this project a reality.

Lane Tech High School Award(Photo Courtesy of Tyler Lane Construction Inc.)

Topics: Flyhouse Projects, Project Recaps

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