Cebu Temple

A bracket system designed for longevity

Les Boulton - December 30, 2009

Cebu Temple

A recently built temple in the Philippine city of Cebu should last a minimum of 100 years, thanks to a novel structural bracket system consisting of nickel-containing stainless steel.

Most anchor bracket systems are made from galvanized steel and last only about 50 years in the hot, humid Philippine coastal environment. However, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted the Cebu Philippines Temple to stand at least 100 years, without concern that the external white granite slabs would fall down because of corrosion to the support brackets.

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