Concrete construction firms across the country are using Polaroid pictures to save time and reduce overhead costs on a variety of construction operations, including estimating, materials testing, equipment maintenance, safety, progress reports and sales promotion programs. One of the oldest construction companies in New England, Richard White Sons, does a great amount of alteration and renovation work on buildings and roadways- as well as new construction work- and has long recognized the advantages of photography as an efficient means of researching and estimating a job, as well as protecting itself against possible claims. The problem was conventional photography two to three days which could hold up a project unnecessarily. A photography dealer then suggested a Polaroid camera as a means around this. He added that with a Polaroid camera, the exposure and composition could be easily checked. One of the first areas where Richard White Sons put Polaroid photography to work was in its estimating program as a means of eliminating hours of note-taking and sketching at a construction or alteration site. Engineers at the Poley-Abrams Construction Company, Brookline Village, Massachusetts, have found their two Polaroid cameras of invaluable aid in illustrating detailed progress reports. Recently, when the company had a team of men working on a large road-building project in Canada, engineers at the home office demanded daily reports from the foreman as a means of keeping tab on the progress of the job because it had to be completed on a very tight schedule. The foreman simply took pictures and airmailed them along with the report.