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Join Flyhouse - Project Supervisor

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 19, 2017 11:11:57 AM

Flyhouse is hiring for a Project Supervisor. Think you or someone you know would make a good one? Take a look at the position and submit an application so we can talk.

Flyhouse Project Supervisor

 

Three Dead Wraps: The Industry Standard

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 6, 2017 3:29:56 PM

Dead wraps are wraps of the wire rope around a drum that provide an anchor for the wire rope to the drum. The industry standard has always been three dead wraps, but why is that? Flyhouse went to the shop to test different numbers of wraps on the drum to see how much of the load gets transferred from the wire rope to the termination to get an answer.

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Topics: Video

Flyhouse Projects in October

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 4, 2017 9:55:34 AM
From flying Billy Elliot, being on-site at multiple Arena projects to installing holiday decorations, Flyhouse has a full schedule this October. So where are we?

In-Progress Projects


Geneseo High School (Geneseo, Illinois)

Geneseo High School

Willow Creek Church (Crystal Lake, Illinois)

Willow Creek Church

Barclay College Performing Arts Center (Haviland, Kansas)

Barclays Performing Arts Center

Columbia College (Chicago, Illinois)

Columbia College

Macys (Chicago, Illinois)

Macys Chicago

Marriott (Lincolnshire, Illinois)

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United Center (Chicago, Illinois)

United Center

Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, Illinois)

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

UMBC Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)

UMBC Arena

Porchlight Music Theater (Chicago, Illinois)

Porchlight Music Theatre

Wintrust Arena (Chicago, Illinois)

Wintrust Arena

Flyhouse Rigging Trainings

Columbus McKinnon - Lititz, Pennsylvania

ETC - Madison, Wisconsin

Cruise Ship Trainings

Lisbon, Portugal to Rome, Italy

Honolulu, Hawaii

Los Angeles, California

Topics: News, Theatrical Rigging, Stage Rigging

Why Did the Zip Line Break?

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 22, 2017 8:59:37 AM

When you were a kid, did you ever try to make your own zip line between two trees? The likelihood of succeeding in this endeavor at that age was probably slim. But do you know why it didn't work? Flyhouse went into the shop to test the math behind this and we found out why.

 

 

Topics: Video

Navy Pier Polk Bros Park Stage

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 15, 2017 2:30:00 PM

A new outdoor performance space at Polk Bros. Park  - known as the city's unofficial front yard - just outside of Chicago's Navy Pier required a stage to withstand the changing midwest weather to provide what Chicago is known for - entertainment. Flyhouse built a grid structure 50 feet wide by 36 feet deep with 28 feet tall towers, allowing the stage grid to have a trim height of 22 feet above the performance stage. The structure also needed to handle 90-mph wind gusts at three-second bursts. 

 

Topics: Project Recaps