Urban Experience IDR has quite a significant specialization and innovation but a milestone marked in the history of the company was caused by the earthquake in Lorca (Murcia) in 2011.
It was the first earthquake in reinforced concrete buildings of only 30 or 40 years old in Europe. Urbana IDR attends to the call of some Lorca architects with which we work on structural issues in Murcia.
The emotional impact was very intense, both at business and personal levels. Each of the people who work there and had that experience found that our knowledge and our work were of great value, we were helping a community to get their life back.
Two years later, many of the buildings that were demolished remain, inhabited with subsequent gratitude and peace of mind from the neighbours and the liable municipality. There are people who in the midst of the chaos, trusted and felt safe with our explanations and today remain our friends because that joined us all in a very strong way.
Following this earthquake we met with "Fire in Action", Murcia. We assisted and trained in this type of disaster, and when after two years of the Haiti earthquake, Action Fire was still working on the reconstruction, we agreed to work with them. People spent their Urbana IDR´s holidays visiting and collaborate with their hands and knowledge in the work of fire crews, leaving their families in Spain the implication is, and remains, total.
Now IDR Urbana offers a team who is prepared to act in emergency areas, prepared to take action right from the start.