Day in the Life: IT Manager
Bart Barnes: IT Manager
My name is Bart Barnes and I am the IT Manager. I have been with Wilhelm Construction for 3 years, starting as a Network Administrator. I previously worked for Indiana school districts for 7 years and coming to a general contractor is welcome change. I graduated from Ball State with a degree in management with the Information Systems option.
Whether Wilhelm Construction is building a green building, installing masonry brick or providing construction management services, the IT department is involved in setting up the jobsite with an Internet connection, copiers and phone service.
The IT department is also responsible for our keeping our offices up and running. This includes e-mail, Citrix, printing, telephones and a number of other systems.
In the future I hope to provide some information about the role of IT in commercial construction.