Developing proficiency in the proper design and specification of fire sprinkler systems is extremely tedious. While sprinkler system design is admittedly a small portion of the engineering design package for a construction project, the implications of inadequate system design are more than severe. There have been numerous cases where engineers have been named in lawsuits relating to improperly designed automatic sprinkler systems. To obtain additional information regarding the proper design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems the NFPA or Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) are excellent resources. In addition, to display your proficiency in the field of fire protection engineering, registration as a fire protection engineer is available in most states.