At the beginning of a construction project, cost, time and quality are defined, which must be adhered to throughout the entire construction process. Compared to other industries, risk management in the construction industry is often treated negligently. Risk management is rather an additional documentation task than an effective project management and controlling instrument. However, systematically applied risk management and successfully implemented counter-measures offer the opportunity to significantly increase the result of the construction project. Information gained from an efficient risk management system can automatically be used as empirical values for subsequent projects, thus increasing the achievement of quality, cost and time targets in the long term. The application of the BIM method opens up new possibilities in terms of the automatic linking of risk management information to other processes, which have not been exploited to date. The research project "BIM-based risk management" examines the application of risk management in construction projects on the basis of literature research, numerous interviews with experts and an online survey. The content of the analysis is the strategy of companies in implementing the classic phases of the project risk management process consisting of risk identification, risk assessment, risk control and risk monitoring. The result shows, that there is no consistent systematic approach to the use of risk management systems in the construction industry. Individual approaches, such as the use of Excel templates to identify risks, are being implemented, but there is no linking of information across projects or departments, which means that the great potential of project risk management is not sufficiently exploited. On this basis, the research project develops an ideal-typical process for the application of risk management in construction projects. The resulting BIM use case risk management shows how this information can be automatically generated and made available via the BIM process.