I-HACK Data and Cyber Security Center, Gannon University
Gannon’s I-HACK, a six-story, 99,784 square-foot building located in the heart of Erie’s economic district, serves as a global headquarters for academia and industry to design, integrate and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide. The buildings renovations were made possible through a $2 million RACP grant and focus on the facility’s top floors dedicated to commercial space and business development. Phase I of the project was funded by Gannon and included renovations of the entry and first two floors to create educational space for its new academic programs in Cyber Engineering and Cybersecurity.
The University also created a super-computing facility within I-HACK that will serve academic, healthcare and environmental researchers across the region with data storage, processing, and analysis.
Tec Inc. provided mechanical electrical, plumbing, lighting and technology design for the project that was phased in order to allow the University to obtain funding for the different programs served in the building. Tec Inc was initially secured by the Design builder to provide services for the first phase and was retained to complete the data center and the collaborative job creation environment on the top floors.