Chicago Flyhouse Blog

Rigging Terms: Planner's Pocket Dictionary

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 25, 2018 1:59:19 PM

Reflected ground plan? Allowable load? Fly? Any of these sound familiar to you? If you are a rigger, they are commonly used terms. If you are an event planner, you probably are looking them up right now. Well, you don't have to go far because we can help you out.

Flyhouse appeared inside a recent edition of the Illinois Meetings + Events magazine to fill in the definitions of commonly used rigging terms.

Flyhouse Rigging Terms

Topics: Rigging Facts, News, Theatrical Rigging

Flyhouse Installations

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 8, 2018 12:08:46 PM

Each day it is safe to say Flyhouse is somewhere installing a number of different items for our projects. In this video, we emphasize our more unique motorized curtain projects including at the more than 500-feet wide marine-grade curtain at the Shedd Aquarium

 To view this video on YouTube, please click here.

Topics: Flyhouse Projects, Video

The Effects of Kinks on Wire Ropes

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 24, 2018 10:44:18 AM

Wire rope is the lifeblood of the entertainment industry and we use miles and miles of it. At certain points, the wire ropes will get slight bends or severe kinks. Does it have an impact on the performance? Flyhouse tested three different scenarios to see what would happen. 

 Click here to watch this video on YouTube

Topics: Video

Behind the Scenes: Shop Fabrication

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 14, 2018 10:10:11 AM

There are many phases of a project before we can call it complete. Bidding, drawings, submittals, fabrication - the list continues. One of the most important aspects is what happens in the fabrication shop before the trucks get loaded to head to the installation site. Here's a small taste of what our shop team does to make that happen.

Topics: Video

Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop Day 2

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 12, 2018 12:10:12 PM

Day 2 of the The Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop featured Jeff Reder of Clark Reder Engineering taking everyone through outdoor structure engineering principles and standards. A lot of information but each item necessary for the safety of your structure.

Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Day 2

Topics: Training