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[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago) was founded in 1871 and moved to its existing location on Michigan Avenue in 1912. Flyhouse provided assistance on a project that put the church in the local record books.

Topics: Facts, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop [Tao-line Project]

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When you have a project to test, you call in the staff circus arts expert to test it. Today with 30 Seconds in the Shop, we hoist up our latest project and spin it around. 

Topics: Performer Flying, 30 Seconds in the Shop, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 13, 2016 3:39:25 PM
As part of a year-long sculpture installation piece at Garfield Park Conservatory entitled "solarise: a sea of all colors," Flyhouse installed "Floresence" in the Conservatory's Show House. The installation runs through September 22, 2016.

Topics: Facts, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Project Recap] Cherry Hills Community Church

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 6, 2016 12:25:51 PM

The spoken word is a powerful tool. It can create new worlds to explore, evoke laughter from a phrase, and it can be spiritually fulfilling.

Each week, Cherry Hills Community Church of Highlands Ranch, Colorado provides the words to fill the heart with joy and heal the hearts full of sadness.

In order to create an atmosphere conducive to their work, Cherry Hills contacted Flyhouse to install blackout shades and light block channels to surround the 24 window bays within the worship hall. The previous shades were no longer efficient and they wanted to be able to do a full blackout and have control over all of their lighting elements.

To achieve this goal, Flyhouse installed a variable speed motorized curtain system for 24 window bays. Each bay has two motorized shades built into one assembly allowing them to move at up to two ft/sec. Each bay includes a blackout shade and a room darkening shade; a total of 48 variable speed shades.


(Cherry Hills Window Shades Being Closed)

The largest shade was 23 W X 16 H ft which meant that Flyhouse had to assemble all parts used for the project on-site at Cherry Hills.

The control system for window shades was customized to give the user a fully programmable and visual interface of the shade system.

After the installation was complete, Cherry Hills is now secure in knowing the control system also has remote access capability allowing Flyhouse to troubleshoot and upgrade the system without having to be on location.

Topics: Project Recaps

[Project Recap] Uniqlo Lighting Hoist System

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Uniqlo is a Japanese casual fashion retailer with an avid following. Being new to Chicago, Uniqlo opened a 60,000-square-foot, three-level store on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue in the fall of 2015; the largest of other U.S. locations except for the flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York.

For the new store, Uniqlo looked to install five ceiling light bars that came down from their 60’ high ceiling. In most cases, ladders or a lift system would be used for the lighting maintenance, but given the store’s structural features, it would not work for this particular space. Aside from the ceiling height, Uniqlo’s trademark long escalator provided only limited access to a lighting system.

To combat the issue, Flyhouse installed a hoist system inside the ceiling allowing for the five light bars to be easily lowered to the ground for any maintenance. On a fast timeline and with construction delays, Flyhouse installed the hoist system to meet the needs of this unique store.

Topics: Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects