This article aims to review and illuminate the latest research conducted on structural insulated panels (SIP) together with the
latest information of the current experiment carried out by the authors. The authors attempt to weight up both sides of argument
regarding the design methods of SIP: affordability and applicability in construction industry, by taking up-to-date concrete
technology and manufacture into consideration. The article primarily shines a light on the new material used for SIP’s skin and
core. The fiber-carbon-reinforced polymer plate, glass-fibre reinforced magnesia cement boards, E-glass/polypropylene and glassfibre-
reinforced polymer grid have recently been proposed for SIP components material. Besides, the performance of SIPs against
wind load is investigated. Far little attention has been paid to SIP connections is in recent research. Economically, there is a need to
innovatively alter an affordable material for SIP components to set the scene for its mass production.