Chicago Flyhouse Blog

Flyhouse Projects in September

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 7, 2017 2:06:30 PM
A few projects are coming to a close this month and more are beginning. Here's where we are in September.


Projects Wrapping Up

Wintrust Arena (Chicago)

Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)

In-Progress Projects

Geneseo High School (Geneseo)

Willow Creek Church (Crystal Lake)

York High School (Elmhurst)

Indiana University (Bloomington)

Harris Theater (Chicago)

Drury Lane (Oak Brook)

Barclays Performing Arts Center (Kansas)

Cruise Ship Trainings

Barcelona, Spain - La Spezia, Italy

Gibraltar - Malaga, Italy

Ft. Lauderdale

Using Stop Sleeves and Oval Compression Sleeves

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever thought about the difference between stop sleeves and compression sleeves? If you're in the rigging industry, they are standard items used on the job. What if you used wire rope that was powder coated? Would that make a difference? Flyhouse tested some scenarios to give you a better sense of what they are capable of doing.

Click here to watch this video on Stop Sleeves on YouTube

Topics: Facts, Video, Training

Understanding Lighting Safety Cables

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 25, 2017 2:34:26 PM

How much do you know about the lighting safety cables you are using for your theater or arena? Do you know which method of attachment is best to secure the lights in preventing an accident? Our shop got curious about this so we decided to make our own and test the math behind it to get you an answer.

 

Click here to watch this video on Lighting Safety Cables on YouTube

Topics: Theatrical Rigging, Facts, Video, Stage Rigging

[VIDEO] Loading the Flatbed

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 2, 2017 3:04:43 PM

Loading Steel I-Beams on to a flatbed truck is not an easy task. Luckily our shop bridge crane does the heavy lifting. Here's a quick snippet for one of the dozen beams to loaded.

Topics: Video, 30 Seconds in the Shop, Flyhouse Projects

Where's Flyhouse?

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 14, 2017 3:57:29 PM

One of the perks of doing all the work we do at Flyhouse is the places we get to see during that time. We not only work in our own backyard of Chicago, we rack up the frequent flyer miles all over the world. Here's a sample of what we are doing in July.

Flyhouse July Whereabouts


Projects

Wintrust Arena - Chicago, IL 

Wintrust Arena

Geneseo High School - Geneseo, IL 

Geneseo High School

Lake Forest High School - Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest High School

Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University

Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena


Trainings

Rigging Training - Brooklyn, NY

Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Carribean Cruise Line) Training - Barcelona, Spain

Freedom of the Seas (Royal Carribean Cruise Line) Training -  Barcelona, Spain | Pisa, Italy

Millenium (Celebrity Cruise Line) Training -  Juneau, Alaska

Topics: Flyhouse History, Project Recaps