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Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop | September 10-13

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 15, 2018 4:52:36 PM

Chicago Flyhouse is partnering up with Elmer Veith and Clark Reder Engineering to hold a Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop September 10-13 at the School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Join groups and individuals from all over the country to learn from some of the best in the industry about proper structure design, engineering standards, and rigging. Learn more about the class or register for it today.

  • Day One - Truss and Structure Design and Inspection Principles
  • Day Two - Outdoor Structure Engineering Principles and Standards Review
  • Day Three - Entertainment Rigging Principles
  • Day Four - Entertainment Rigging Principles

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Flyhouse Motorized Curtain (Shedd Aquarium)

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 9, 2018 4:33:24 PM

A few years back, Flyhouse installed one of the largest motorized curtains in the United States at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Today, we received a video from a friend of Flyhouse showing the curtain in action during one of its recent daily performances. We continue to be excited by this project and love that people share the excitement with us! To learn more about this project, look back at the project profile of the Shedd Aquarium.

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Job Opening: CNC Water Jet Operator

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 6, 2018 3:03:52 PM

Flyhouse is in need of a CNC Water Jet Operator. The Water Jet Operator with Flyhouse does not operate in the normal factory setting this position is known to function. We are a small team of individuals from a multitude of backgrounds with a common goal of creating high-quality, never before seen, and aesthetically pleasing products for our clients. The work is fast-paced, challenging, independent (but an all-hands-on-deck approach), and one of the most fascinating industries you’ve seen but never quite heard of before.

Learn more about the position:

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Job Opening: Metal Shop Foreman

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 30, 2018 4:20:54 PM

We are in need of an experienced Metal Shop Foreman to run the day-to-day work of our shop and to keep our projects on deadline. Interested?

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Flyhouse in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by Flyhouse on Jul 17, 2018 9:26:41 AM

New stadiums come with all the bells and whistles necessary to please a fan base ready to believe this is the year their team makes it. This is true of the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Opening in 2016, U.S. Bank Stadium has a capacity to hold up to 73,000 fans. The uniqueness of the stadium comes in the translucent design. Whereas many major stadiums began building retractable roofs to accommodate varying weather conditions, U.S. Bank Stadium is fully translucent (60% Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene - clear plastic) allowing for protection against cold weather and rain elements. It is also the largest ceiling of its kind spanning 240,000 square feet.

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The NCAA Final Four basketball tournament will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2019. So what happens when you take a predominately indoor sport and bring it outside to the masses? You find a darkening solution to make it possible.

Chicago Flyhouse was one of two companies selected by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to darken the stadium for the event. Flyhouse will focus its efforts on the glass windows and the doors of the entire stadium.

A recent Wall Street Journal article provides some insight into the process of what it takes to host Final Four games in an outdoor venue.

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