A reshoring system is usually consider to be successful if nothing fails. But since the loads in the reshores on a particular project are not available to the superintendent, how can it be decided what amount of reshoring is "adequate"? A fair comparison would be to try to design a form system without knowing the weight of concrete and forms. The potential dangers of just assuming that reshores are adequate include: subjecting reshores to prestressing; insufficient support causing the slab to deflect; premature removal causing slab failure and disaster. On the other hand, overly conservative reshoring practices can result in costly delays. The way to minimize overdesign of shores and reshores, or underdesign is to monitor the loads. This can be accomplished quickly and efficiently with close hydraulic testing cells. These can be set in minutes under chosen sets of shores. The units are 2 to 3 inches in height and each has a large side-mounted gage that indicates in pounds the loads imposed on the shores. They are available in capacities of up to 20,000 pounds or more. A dozen units of 10,000 pounds capacity each would provide sufficient information for a high rise construction. The monitoring sequence would be: place the cells under the primary form shores of the floor to be cast; place and read other cells under the reshores below the first group of cells to monitor the loads imposed on each floor of reshores as the construction continues vertically, until it is certain that the floors are carrying the loads.