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Thursday, 2nd November 2006

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) selects Jadu CMS and Galaxies to power new content management and members information systems

Leicester – UK - November 02, 2006. The UK's national building control service, Local Authority Building Control (LABC), selects Jadu to significantly improve communication with members and customers.

Jadu's Content Management System (CMS) and Galaxies platform will give LABC the power to publish information online faster and more effectively.

LABC provides local authorities across the UK with professional building control services. Jadu's CMS for Government will ensure the new LABC website will comply with Government metadata standards, such as the Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV), and add a much greater degree of accessibility as well as powerful search functionality.

LABC will also be using Jadu Galaxies, a revolutionary content management system delivery platform to design and develop their private members extranet. The new sites will deliver discussion forums for members, enabling improved online communication, as well as an interactive FAQ system, and an online jobs database for building control professionals.

Paul Everall, Chief Executive of LABC, comments, "JADU's innovative and user friendly system means that we can communicate with our customers and members quickly and effectively. The flexibility in the system will enable our website (www.labc.uk.com) to develop over the coming years to provide an invaluable resource for all of our stakeholders."

Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu adds, "For many years, LABC has been the definitive source for regulatory information for the public and Local Authority Building Control inspectors. Now, that information will be organised, future-proof, accessible and personalised.

"We are delighted that Jadu technology will play such an important role in delivering LABC's national building control information portal. LABC is embracing Web 2.0 technology and, because of this forward thinking, you can expect to see some significant improvements in how LABC communicates with its members and the public."