Chicago Flyhouse Blog

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop (Aloft)

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 24, 2016 9:27:26 AM
Flyhouse is taking 30 Seconds in the Shop on the road this week to a project we have been working on. 
 
When a 109-year-old church becomes the new performance space for an aerial and circus arts training facility, Flyhouse got the call to produce a brand new rigging grid system.
 
Flyhouse has worked with Aloft Loft and Aloft Circus Arts for many years to assist in performer flying rigging, performer flying safety, and performer flying training. We are excited for their new space to open and allow individuals the opportunity to soar through the air.
 

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

[Project Recap] Southeast Area Elementary School Dead Hung Line Set

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Southeast Area Elementary is a new school in the southeastern section of Chicago. The three-story, 110,000 square foot building is able to house 1,200 students with 44 classrooms to accommodate them.

As part of the new construction, a stage and theater area was designed on one-half of a gymnasium, where performances and other events were able to take place.

Flyhouse was brought in to install 18 dead hung line sets with travelers and a curtain system.

Installing a dead hung line set system is a fairly standard project where steel pipe battens, suspended by a chain, have the ability to hang curtain tracks, lights or other items needed for a performance.

Southeast Area Elementary (Chicago)

During the installation process, Flyhouse’s team observed the roof in the gymnasium where the line set system was to go had a noticeable and challenging slant. In order to complete the install, Flyhouse needed to discover a technique to the counter the slant and still get the job done on-time.

By hanging supplemental steel that countered the unusual structural steel hung above the stage, a standard hanging grid was fabricated so that the usual hanging points for standard line sets were created. Our full custom fabrication shop lets us meet challenges like these as we can take any and all forms of steel and aluminum to meet all structural challenges.

Flyhouse was able to make installation a success and exited stage left to another project before the lights came up on the first performance.

 

Topics: Rigging System, Flyhouse Projects

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop [Flyhouse Washers]

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Each week we will take you back to our warehouse or on-site for 30 seconds to see what is being done to offer custom solutions to our rigging projects. 
 
This week we finalize some of our custom Flyhouse washers for an upcoming project. 
 

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

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 12, 2016 3:59:30 PM
We like challenges at Flyhouse. When Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (a suburb of Denver) came to us wanting a motorized curtain system for their church, we found a solution that went beyond their expectations. 
 

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

[Project Recap] St. Viator High School Acoustical Drapes

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Tucked away in the suburbs of Chicago, Saint Viator High School is a Catholic secondary school with approximately 1,000 students. The building, originally established in 1961, remained virtually untouched over the years until the 1990s when a series of building upgrades took place.

In recent years, another round of upgrades took place. As part of the upgrade, Saint Viator High School wanted to improve the acoustics of both their choir and band room. While the rooms were functional and provided the needed resources for the choir and band, the sound quality needed a slight adjustment.

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In order to accomplish this, Flyhouse installed three manual acoustical drapes on the walls of the rooms. Also as part of the acoustic assistance, a manual bi-part, 25oz thick Charisma Rose Brand acoustical curtain was installed. The curtains hang roughly 10’ above the finished floor and had to be adjusted during installation due to an already installed HVAC system in the room.

While Flyhouse wasn’t around for the first rehearsal after the installation, we are certain the sound quality was impressive.

Topics: Acoustical Curtains, Flyhouse Projects