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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification CONRPW
CONRPW 1 Response of pending works message  

TBG6 Architecture, Engineering and Construction

This specification provides the definition of the Response of pending works message (CONRPW) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

The construction industry uses this message during its design, building and maintenance stages. It communicates with organisations about existing and planned services in the vicinity of the works.

1.1 Functional definition
This message is a reply to a CONAPW message and enables service providers to respond to a contractor giving details of any services and networks in the location where construction work is to be undertaken.

1.2 Field of application
The Response of pending works message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

The parties involved in such transfers belong to various industry sectors :

- the construction industry : contractors are the recipients of the message.

- gas, electricity, ... and more generally network distributors who are among the senders of such messages, and who will process them to advise contractors of the presence of existing networks.

- public authorities, which may be
- clients or designers of projects
- in charge of specific responsibilities eventually affected by the projects.

- in some cases, this type of response on a formal advice may have a legal status, the consequence of it may be the liability of the sender or receiver. Some insurance companies also may be concerned by this message.

1.3 Principles
This is only one of a group of messages being designed for this flow among construction industry. Many aspects have to be considered, they are described in the following paragraphs.

This message is the response to a prior request of information, which has eventually been sent through another appropriate EDI message.

The type of the information to convey in the "flow" CONRPW is not only alphanumeric, but some geographical and graphical information may be conveyed in conjunction with the response itself, in order that the recipient gets all the relevant elements on the existing networks. There is another appropriate EDI message being designed to convey information on plans and drawing organization, and it has been decided not to put this information in the message CONRPW itself, but to give an opportunity to link CONRPW with the drawing organization message.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
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