Types of Grass Used in Golf Course Design

Guiding Diversified Investment Group, Donald Marr has an extensive background in international real estate and resort development. Innovative golf course design has been a consistent focus for Donald Marr over the years.

One critical aspect of playability on any course is the type of grass used. A common choice for courses with locations near the coast and with cool summers is bent grass, which comes in multiple varieties. Durable and able to withstand heavy foot traffic, bent grass offers the advantage of enduring short mowings, and will retain its green color with minimal watering.

In warmer weather locations, Bermuda grass is a popular selection, both for its heat tolerance and drought resistance during dry seasons. One caution is that its stems and leaves will die in a frost and the grass will become discolored. Also susceptible to frost, rye grass is another possibility for warm weather fairways and rough that responds well to narrow and close mowing.

Stiff and able to withstand heavy traffic, zoysia grass is also able to weather heat and droughts. A drawback is its lengthy growing time requirements. It is typically reserved for roughs, fairways, and tee boxes.

New Apps Enhance Construction Site Safety

International real estate developer Donald Marr initiates projects as the chief executive officer of Diversified Investment Group in Marbella, Spain. Donald Marr takes a professional interest in new developments in the construction industry, such as smartphone apps that improve site safety. The following four tools have recently entered the market:

– Safety Meeting App: Contractors must pay careful attention to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. This software streamlines compliance by allowing users to create records of safety incidents, accidents, and near-accidents. Available across all devices, the app also contains more than 950 safety topics across more than 35 trades.

– SafeSite: Designed for high-risk jobs, SafeSite helps managers track possible hazards and note time lost because of injury. These reports, and daily and weekly safety summaries, can be exported as PDF files.

– SafeWorkPro: This app provides access to risk-related documents and Safe Work Method Statements, which outline possible hazards and preventive measures against accidents. It allows managers to track workers who are not submitting risk assessments, and can provide information at sites outside of Internet coverage.

– Nimonik Audit: This app enables the sharing of environmental, health, quality, and safety information among all workers at all locations. Managers can inform workers of violations, organize photos, and create a paper trail of audits.

3D Renders Help Architects Give Their Plans a Greater Level of Realism

An executive possessing extensive experience in the resort and real estate development market, Donald Marr serves as president and CEO of Diversified Investment Group. Responsible for overseeing the company’s property acquisition and development activities across multiple continents, Donald Marr closely follows new technology in the real estate development field.

One technology supporting property development is three-dimensional (3D) renders. While civil engineers and architects once had to rely on hand-drawn sketches or computer-generated two-dimensional floor plans, the introduction of 3D modeling has allowed construction professionals to make more precise building plans in a shorter amount of time.

The 3D rendering technology also enables architects and engineers to add greater visual details to their building plans. The software includes features that customize visuals such as ambient color, lighting, transparency, building texture, reflection, landscaping, and more. All of these adjustable features allow 3D models to look incredibly realistic, which makes it easier for developers to recruit investors and find buyers for their properties.

The Advantage of Using 3D Renderings in Real Estate Development

An executive who has worked in the resort and real estate development market for more than two decades, Donald Marr currently serves as president and CEO of Diversified Investment Group. Leading the company’s property acquisition and development activities across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, Donald Marr maintains interest in new technology in the field of real estate development.

One useful bit of technology in property development are three-dimensional (3D) renderings. Offering the ability to bring your blueprints to life, 3D renderings enable developers to enhance their architectural planning efforts and stay competitive in the saturated real estate development market.

Instead of offering no-frills architecture that looks the same as other developments, 3D renderings allow architects and developers to use their creativity to design new features and experiment with new building ideas. The advanced features of 3D architectural visualization software allow architects and designers to adjust scales and proportions, as well as simulate lighting and acoustics on the interior of the building.

Moreover, investing in high-quality 3D renderings is an ideal way to attract buyers or investors before construction has even begun because it helps them better envision what the final project will look like. The renderings can also be used in conjunction with special 3D glasses to invite potential buyers on immersive digital tours of your development.