Digital Acoustic Lab

Real-Time Acoustic Reporting

For architects, building owners, and other stakeholders, the acoustic performance of new building projects are coming under increasing scrutiny. Environmental noise pollution and the rise of urban dwellings have raised concerns for occupant health and comfort. Due to circumstantial environmental factors, acoustic performance can be difficult to understand and plan for early in the design process. Acoustic reports can be difficult to understand, and most are based on a single set of data – excluding factors that arise when applied to a specific project. The Digital Acoustic Lab (DAL) now offers the first, real-time acoustic reporting software allowing you to create and test custom, project-specific configurations. Results are calculated according to user-defined configurations, not extrapolated from existing data. This means you can create and test configurations based exactly on your project specifications – from room size and window position to product type and glass thickness. DAL also allows you to listen – to hear the acoustic performance with real audio. You can choose from the dropdown menu of environmental sound sources and listen to the live sound attenuation as you open and close your configuration. DAL even supports user-defined noise recordings.


The DAL applies a mathematical model calibrated by field test data to estimate the sound performance. The process adapted an existing model of acoustic simulation and applies it to glass and framing members. A new mathematical model was verified by collecting STL data of multiple Schüco systems at a certified acoustic testing facility. The DAL considers the contribution of framing elements in the overall facade acoustic performance simulation and estimates the STC / OITC / Rw (C, Ctr) classifications and sound transmission loss (STL) in 1/3 Octave band.

VR- Implementation

Looking Ahead

Virtual Reality (VR) is a new, and rapidly evolving technology, paving the way for exciting opportunities and advancements in building design visualisation and development. VCL’s team of digital designers and technicians is dedicated to playing a leading role.


VCL continuously evaluates our development roadmap and maintains communication with some of the VR industry’s leading developers and thought leaders. Currently, we are investigating opportunities to combine VR and Augmented Reality (AR) for new training and performance simulation modules. We are also experimenting with emerging hardware for improved interaction. We look forward to sharing our new developments with you.


Work with us to amplify your next building project

To request services or receive samples of existing proposal documents and projects, please contact us through your Schüco representative.