Naser Al Marzooqi: How Masdar City is Influencing the Building Supply Chain

In the couple of years during which I’ve gotten to know Masdar and Masdar City, I’ve been looking for signs that it has begun to influence the building community beyond its borders.    This afternoon I had a chance to sit down with Masdar City’s Head of Facilities Management, Naser Al Marzooqi, to ask him in person.

It turns out Masdar City is indeed having a substantial impact on building elsewhere in Abu Dhabi – particularly by influencing the local building materials supply chain.  Find out more in the short video below:

Ed Note: Travel expenses for the Author and TriplePundit were provided by Masdar.


Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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