coBuilder Faces 2017-01-31T14:54:53+00:00

Meet the faces behind coBuilder

Lars Christian Fredenlund
Lars Christian FredenlundOwner, coBuilder AS
Lars is CEO of coBuilder AS and the company’s co-founder. Since starting coBuilder in 1997 Lars has been using his in-depth knowledge of the practical needs of the construction sector to develop expert solutions aimed at lifting the performance of the industry. In recent years he has been the technical leader of two EU projects: ChemXchange and ProductInfoX and is a leading figure within the buildingSMART International Data Dictionary working group. Lars currently advises Governments and National/European associations on data aggregation and exploitation.
Nick Tune
Nick TuneCEO, coBuilder UK
Nick is CEO of coBuilder UK and a board member of buildingSMART UK. Nick is also on the Excom of buildingSMART International and is a recognized leader on the development and implementation of openBIM. Previously to joining coBuilder, Nick was group director of digital and data at BRE, where he successfully established BREs BIM training, certification, research and product development initiatives. As well as his achievements in regards to BIM Nick established BRE Wales in 2005 and set up the UKs National Solar Centre in 2012.
Christer Grønvold
Christer GrønvoldCTO, coBuilder AS
Christer is CTO of coBuilder AS and one of the co-founders of the company. With 25 years of experience in IT Christer has led coBuilder’s technical evolution from the very beginning in 1997 to the latest state of the art developments such as “The Internet of Construction Things”. Christer played a major part in establishing coBuilder as of one of the leading companies in the world of information and data exchange using the bSDD and IFC.
Henning Kongsgård
Henning KongsgårdIT Manager, coBuilder AS
Henning is the IT manager of coBuilder AS, working for the company since 2000. He is responsible for the development and coordination of many of the large software projects the company has undertaken throughout the years. Henning is an active member of the standardisation committees in buildingSMART Norway and International and is involved with the standardisation of SDS data exchange. In recent years, he has been project manager within two EU projects: ChemXchange and ProductInfoX.
Espen Schulze
Espen SchulzeR&D Manager, coBuilder AS
Espen is the devoted leader of coBuilder’s Research & Development department. He is experienced in studying legislation and standards within the construction sector and conducting research covering European regulations and directives, CEN/CENELEC standards, ISO standards, national standards, BIM standards, and requirements for construction works, products and systems. Espen is an actively participating in the standardization work within CEN and buildingSMART International.
Bistra Papazova
Bistra PapazovaCEO, coBuilder BG
Bistra has more than 10 years of management experience in software companies catering to both Bulgarian and international clients. Bistra has run many consulting and software projects in the finance, banking, utilities, manufacturing, and government sectors. She is fluent in both traditional (waterfall), and agile (SCRUM, Kanban) project management methodologies. She is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer in business processes and business analysis.