California and Florida will be among the hottest states for K-12 school projects through 2008, according to a new report from the Zweig White engineering consulting and research firm. In California, K-12 enrollment is expected to grow by more than 10% between 2005 and 2013. At the same time, voters have approved sizable bond measures at the state and local level, calling for some $23 billion to finance construction and renovation work.

School districts in Florida are still playing catch-up to the steep enrollment increases they have experienced in the last decade. Between 1997 and 2005, public school enrollment grew nearly 12%.

Other states projected to see strong growth in school construction projects include Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Virginia.