Dyer Hall Already Taking Shape
Ferrum, Va. (April 25, 2011) – Crews from Mod-U-Kraf of Rocky Mount have begun setting modular units into place
for Dyer Residence Hall.
Each unit was hand built to local building codes inside Mod-U-Kraf’s Rocky Mount facility.
The units were then trucked to Ferrum College where workers used a crane to set them
“This is the most efficient and cost effective way we have found to create high a
quality living space for our students,” said Senior Vice President for Administration
and Treasurer Bobby Thompson of the $4-million project. Thompson said Clark Hall,
the first modular project on campus is among the most popular at Ferrum College.
The new residence hall is to be named in memory of the late Horace Dyer, a prominent
Martinsville businessman, community leader, and former member of the Ferrum College
Board of Trustees. A generous gift from Dyer’s estate allowed the College to begin
work on the 31,000 square foot building.
The College began construction in late February. The building will house 117 students
and features a 1,000 square foot conference facility. A brick façade will be added
and eventually the building will look very much like Clark Hall, also a Mod-U-Kraf
project. Dyer Hall will be ready to house students for the fall semester, 2011.