chapter  1
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Introduction

ByASKO SARJA

Building and civil engineering has an important role in the service of the societies of our time in:

• providing safe, healthy and convenient conditions for the living and working of people;

• equipping the societal infrastructure for industrial production, logistics and transport on all hierarchical levels of the global economy (local, national, regional and global); and

• participating in preserving the balance of the ecosphere (biosphere and geosphere).