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Moving Chinese River-Carved Boulders

Posted by Flyhouse on Jan 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Pagoda Red Relocation

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects, Photos

[Project Recap] Lyons Township High School Theater Rigging Update

Posted by Flyhouse on Jan 18, 2017 3:30:00 PM

There comes a point where all systems need an upgrade to make sure they continue to be safe, efficient, and operational. The rigging business is no different with its systems.

Lyons Township High School recently had Flyhouse upgrade their theatrical rigging system from a manual to an automated ETC rigging system. The previous system had become unsafe and dangerous to continue to use in productions.

Over the course of the project, Flyhouse demolished the existing counterbalance and out-of-compliance curtain system before any newer systems could be installed. The new rigging system included single and double purchase counterweight line sets, a motorized counterweight line set and dead hung side tabs for brand new curtains.

Lyons Install Final 12.jpg

While the newer rigging system was an upgrade, the already established structural features required some innovative methods to create workarounds to install the system. For Flyhouse, the challenge of installing around I-beams, an HVAC system, water pipes, and existing conduits was just another day at the office.

Lyons new theatrical rigging system is now up-to-date and productions can move forward safely.

Topics: Rigging System, Flyhouse Projects, Stage Rigging

4,000 Pounds of Wire Rope Drums

Posted by Flyhouse on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Chi-Town Rising Wire Rope Drums

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects, Chi Town Rising

[PHOTO] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 4, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Residing above millions of gallons of water in the Abbott Oceanarium of the Shedd Aquarium is an incredibly large motorized blackout curtain. When it comes time to replace it, Flyhouse takes on the project.
 

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 27, 2016 3:05:00 PM
To provide a more modern look of the newly renamed The Franklin building in downtown Chicago, Flyhouse was part of a unique rigging and lighting project. 
 

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

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