The gap between Division 3 Concrete and Division 9 Finishes (flooring) is a terrible place to be for the General Contractor, Flooring Contractor, Consultant and Developer when connecting the divisions isn’t properly planned. For years, the construction industry has dealt with this issue by avoiding it until the flooring contractor arrives on site to reject (quite rightly) an unacceptable surface. Now what? Short cuts, arguments and threats of litigation for non-performance! For this reason, we created the HCU (Hydraulic Cement Underlayment) Committee to review 1. Why the problem exists 2. Specification solutions that ensure early planning and budgeting, and 3. How to best share solutions with the construction industry. Thank you to the following industry professionals for participating on the committee to shed light on this very important & contentious issue: Monica Baillie (Landmark Architecture), Matt Dalkie (Lafarge), Don Styka (Tarkett), Kathleen Kompauer (KDR Engineering), David Sherley (Custom Building Products), Rob Visscher (Atmosphere Floors), Michael Pereira (EllisDon), Kelvin Klapak (Yellowridge Const.), David Randall (Mapei), Diana Klingner (Canadian National Trades). We look forward to sharing our progress over the coming months.