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Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop Day 2

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 12, 2018 12:10:12 PM

Day 2 of the The Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop featured Jeff Reder of Clark Reder Engineering taking everyone through outdoor structure engineering principles and standards. A lot of information but each item necessary for the safety of your structure.

Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Day 2

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Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop Day 1

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 10, 2018 3:38:23 PM

The Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop kicked off this morning with veteran Truss expert Elmer Veith explaining the interesting, yet complicated history of the truss industry. Thanks to the University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre and Music School for being our host.

Chicago Rigging and Outdoor Structures Workshop

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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 Public Trainings

Posted by Flyhouse on Mar 30, 2018 10:33:43 AM

Fresh off speaking engagements at the 2018 USITT Conference, Flyhouse is heading to Dallas and Denver in April for our public training classes. April 9-10 we will be in Dallas and April 23-24 in Denver.

Our classes are designed for those just starting out all the way to experienced riggers in the industry looking to brush up their skills. We put a structure to the class but tailor it to the needs of those in attendance. We will take the time to help you understand any concept and in most cases (if space allows), we do hands-on training with actual rigging equipment.

If you would like to learn more or to register for the class, please visit our training website.

There are limited seats available for each class so make sure to secure yours today. 

Flyhouse Training

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Five CM Hoist School Takeaways

Posted by Flyhouse on Feb 23, 2018 3:30:06 PM

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If you are a rigger in the industry, you’ll likely have heard of or even attended CM Hoist School. Hosted by Mountain Productions in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Hoist School is a five-day seminar focused on rigging, hoist maintenance, and motor control.  

Flyhouse has been the lead instructor for the rigging seminar for the last two years. This year Flyhouse is represented by Eric, our Director of New Product Development, who has been an instructor at Hoist School for the last seven years. Over the last week, he has shared his vast rigging knowledge with those in attendance.

What were the takeaways from his students?

Hoist School 2018 Rigging Seminar

5 Hoist School "Rigging" Takeaways

1. Amsteel rope whoopie slings are the best.

2. How to correctly build a bridle and get the point right on the mark. 

3. Understanding what the forces are in the bridle. 

4. There are important differences between "V" and "Y" lanyards for fall arrest.

5. It is impossible to calculate how much tension there is for each point on a straight run of truss with more than two points. You can guess! But it won't be right. You need to monitor the load with a load cell or other type of scale.

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