In March 2020 a devastating earthquake of magnitude 5.5 with an epicenter 7 km from the center of Zagreb hit Croatia. About 25,000 buildings in the wider area of northwestern Croatia were damaged, but the city center, most of which were built more than 1 century ago, suffered most from the damage. Members of the Croatian Associations of Court Experts and Appraisers actively participated in the inspection of the buildings and later in the preparation of insurance settlement.
Despite the fact that at that time Croatia was in lockdown due to the covid-19 virus pandemic, the members of the Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses and Valuers were immediately involved into this project with the program, possibly accessed by all these engineers.
Further Activities of the Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses and Valuers
In 2020 the Association organized a lecture and an exchange of experiences for experts.
Currently the expert association notices a greater need for appraisers, but also a greater desire of individuals to practise as experts. As developments are still restricted due to the pandemic, more webinars for the purpose of training will be launched.