If you are a school, house of worship, or theater in need of theatrical or architectural lighting instruments, but your ceiling or building structure is not accessible - then the ViaLift is for you.
The ViaLift raises and lowers lighting instruments very simply at the touch of a button, thereby eliminating the need for lifts, ladders, catwalks, and expensive crew time for simple lighting maintenance work.
I.Weiss is a full service rigging company working on projects all over the US. For your convenience and peace of mind our project managers will survey your site, help you design the ViaLift units that are best suitable for your situation, and then install it for you.
|Topshop - Manhattan||
Installation of two 19' ViaLifts in the atrium of the first U.S. Topshop store location. Vertical travel: 45' Architect: INARCH Architects
|Westside Baptist Church - Fort Pierce, FL||
Two 23' ViaLifts for Rear of House Lighting.
Vertical Travel: 30'
Contractor: JR Clancy
|First Baptist Church - Madison, MS||
This 24' ViaLift was installed in the balcony behind one of the building’s horizontal beams above the balcony seating area in an effort to hide the hoist when flown out to a storage position, and will be used to hold additional lighting units for special events.
For this purpose the self-climbing hoist was equipped with two (8) x 20 amp circuits ETC raceways, and a wall-mounted control station.
To make it “disappear” this lift was painted white to match the walls and ceiling. Required vertical travel was 20'.
Contractor: TLS Inc.
|Inver Hills Community College - Inner Grove Heights, MN||
Installation of six 12' ViaLifts including control station for house lighting. Vertical travel: 20' Contractor: Gopher Stage Lighting
|North Shore H.S. - Glen Head, NY||
Installation of a 24' ViaLift equipped with a 16 circuit raceway and a 30' pipe batten. The students and staff at North Shore H.S. used to have a difficult time adjusting and maintaining their front of house lights as access to the ceiling was very limited and difficult. ViaLift will make this task a breeze while providing a greater level of safety.
|Woodbury High School - Woodbury, MN|
|Zachary Community Schools - Zachary, LA||
One 20' ViaLift for Front of House Lighting. Vertical Travel: 30'
|Yeshiva of Flatbush||
Yeshivah of Flatbush - Joel Braverman High School was built in 1962 and was lucky enough this year to receive a much needed facelift to their auditorium which doubles as their sanctuary. Working with Dattner Architects and Fisher Dachs Associates, iWeiss was able to transform a small multipurpose space into a fully functional performance and worship venue.
The stage is now equipped with 4 hand crank winches to operate the 3 electrics and 1 general purpose batten along with brand new stage drapery to polish off the new theatrical look of the venue. In the front of house light location an iWeiss ViaLift was installed to allow lights to come to a working height eliminating ladder climbing for students.
The auditorium also serves as the Sanctuary. Customized bi-parting curtains were installed on the upstage wall to allow for the Ark to be exposed during services without revealing the back wall. These curtains also act as a rear backdrop for theatrical performances.
The synergy of the space was taken into consideration with every choice; lighting positions and battens being able to move out of sight lines, and a drapery package that adds subtle masking to the architecture of the stage house.