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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthoraa44
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010 edited
    Does anybody have a copy of the Zurich Building Guarantee Technical Manual (paper or CD) that they either don't want any more or would be prepared to lend for a week?

    I have been onto Zurich but they don't have any copies left and, as they have pulled out of the guarantee business, they don't intend to print any more.

    From what I have seen of it, it seems to be a good guide about good general construction techniques (but obviously to builing regs rather than green / sustainable standards) and would have been a useful addition to the library. You can download it from the Zurich site but it's about 400 pages and each page is a separate PDF so that's plan C!
    • CommentAuthorHairlocks
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
    You got my interest as I you like to have a look at it, so I wrote myself a very simple bash script to download it.

    either run the script below if you know what you are doing or whisper me your e-mail address.

    for i in $(seq 1 1 416)
    wget http://www.zurich.co.uk/buildingguarantee/pages/solid_manual_pages/$i.pdf
    Then you can use a program such as http://angusj.com/pdftkb/#pdftkbuilder to concatenate all the pages into a single PDF.....

    (I use the potable version (admittedly not on such large documents) and it works very well.
    • CommentAuthorHairlocks
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010 edited
    I have put it at the first place I like the look of using google so it is at


    I am will to put it somewhere better is that doesn't work.
    • CommentAuthoraa44
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
    Thanks very much. Downloaded it from easy-share.
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